Dr Tracey Jensen

Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

Research Overview

My research and teaching draws across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, cultural studies, gender and women's studies and critical media studies. I am interested in questions of cultural politics, representation, inequalities and the ways in which popular consensus is produced, contested and circulated. My research investigates these broad questions in connection with a number of topics, including parenting culture and policy, welfare imaginaries, and the history, and resurgence, of eugenics.

Review of Heading Home: Motherhood, Work and the Failed Promise of Equality by Shani Orgad
Jensen, T. 5/11/2019
Review article

Welfare Imaginaries at the Interregnum
Jensen, T., Allen, K., De Benedictis, S., Garthwaite, K., Patrick, R. 27/08/2019 In: Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture. 72, p. 79-89. 11 p.
Journal article

Book Review: Paul Michael Garrett Welfare Words
Jensen, T. 1/11/2018
Review article

Parenting the Crisis: the cultural politics of parent blame
Jensen, T.L. 28/03/2018 Bristol : Policy Press. 216 p. ISBN: 9781447325062. Electronic ISBN: 9781447325086.

Jensen, T. 28/03/2018

Weaponising parent-blame in post-welfare Britain
Jensen, T., Tyler, I. 28/03/2018 In: Parenting the Crisis. Policy Press p. 143-163. 21 p. ISBN: 9781447325062. Electronic ISBN: 9781447325079.

Portraying Poverty: The economics and ethics of factual welfare television
De Benedictis, S., Allen, K., Jensen, T.L. 1/09/2017 In: Cultural Sociology. 11, 3, p. 337-358. 22 p.
Journal article

We need to talk about family: essays on Neoliberalism, the Family and Popular Culture
Garrett, R., Jensen, T.L., Voela, A. 1/09/2016 Cambridge Scholars. 399 p.

Puppy love? Animal companions in the media
Cudworth, E., Jensen, T. 1/01/2016 In: Critical Animal and Media Studies. Taylor and Francis 18 p. ISBN: 9781138182752. Electronic ISBN: 9781317552680.

Against resilience
Jensen, T.L. 2016 In: We need to talk about family. Newcastle Upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Puppy Love?: Companion animals in the media
Jensen, T.L., Cudworth, E. 2016 In: Critical Animal and Media Studies. Abingdon, Oxford : Routledge p. 185-204. 19 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Benefits broods: the cultural and political crafting of anti-welfare commonsense
Jensen, T., Tyler, I. 1/11/2015 In: Critical Social Policy. 35, 4, p. 470-491. 22 p.
Journal article

Social Class
Jensen, T.L. 2015 In: Identity and Belonging. London : Palgrave ISBN: 9781137334893. Electronic ISBN: 9781137334909.

Mothers and the academy
Jensen, T. 27/12/2014
Review article

Welfare commonsense, poverty porn and doxosophy
Jensen, T.L. 15/08/2014 In: Sociological Research Online. 19, 3
Journal article

Sluts that choose vs doormat gypsies: exploring affect in the postfeminist, visual moral economy of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Jensen, T.L., Ringrose, J. 2014 In: Feminist Media Studies. 14, 3, p. 369-387. 19 p.
Journal article

Riots, restraint and the new cultural politics of wanting
Jensen, T.L. 29/11/2013 In: Sociological Research Online. 18, 4
Journal article

'Mumsnetiquette': Online affect within parenting culture
Jensen, T. 22/10/2013 In: Privilege, Agency and Affect. Palgrave Macmillan p. 127-145. 19 p. ISBN: 9781137292629. Electronic ISBN: 9781137292636.

Creating Distinction: Middle-class viewers of Supernanny in the UK
Jensen, T.L. 2013 In: Parenting in Global Perspective. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Mumsnetiquette: social media sensibilities and affect
Jensen, T.L. 2013 In: Privilege, Agency and Affect. Palgrave
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Austerity parenting: new economies of parent-citizenship
Jensen, T., Tyler, I. 2012 In: Studies in The Maternal. 4, 2

Gender, Popular Culture and Postfeminism
Jensen, T.L. 2012 In: Being Cultural. Auckland, New Zealand : Pearson ISBN: 9781442547698.

Tough love in tough times
Jensen, T.L. 2012 In: Studies in The Maternal. 4, 2, p. 1-26. 26 p.
Journal article

'Watching with my over my eyes': shame and irritation in ambivalent encounters with 'bad mothers'
Jensen, T.L. 2011 In: Radical Psychology.
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'What kind of mum are you at the moment?': Supernanny and the psychologising of classed embodiment
Jensen, T.L. 07/2010 In: Subjectivity. 3, 2, p. 170-192. 23 p.
Journal article

Warmth and Wealth: re-imagining social class in taxonomies of parenting
Jensen, T.L. 1/01/2010 In: Studies in The Maternal. 2, 1, p. 1-13. 13 p.
Journal article

Speaking as a Mother: notes on becoming a researcher and not getting onto Supernanny
Jensen, T.L. 1/08/2008 In: Feminism and Psychology. 18, 3, p. 384-388. 5 p.
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