Lucy Bennett

Lecturer at Cardiff University

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Dr Lucy Bennett is a lecturer in the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, with research interests and expertise in popular music and media, fandom and fan cultures, and media audiences.

Lucy teaches and designed the undergraduate degree modules:

Popular Music, Media & Culture (third year)

Media Fandom (second year)

Lucy co-founded and co-chairs (with Dr Tom Phillips) the Fan Studies Network ( Involving hundreds of members worldwide, since its launch in 2012 the network has fruitfully forged new connections and collaborations between academics in the field.

In 2016 Lucy also undertook consultation work for YouTube in California, advising and producing research on fans and digital fandom. She is on the editorial board for the journals New Media & Society, The Journal of Fandom Studies, and Transformative Works and Cultures, and has also appeared on BBC Radio 4 talking about her work on music fans and technology. On a more local level, Lucy is passionate about the music scene in Cardiff/Wales and is on the jury for the Welsh Music Prize, and on the judging panel for the Cardiff Music Awards.

Lucy has published two books: Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics and Digital Society (edited with Bertha Chin and Bethan Jones, Peter Lang, 2015) and Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture (edited with Paul Booth, Bloomsbury, 2016). Her work on digital culture and media appears in journals such as New Media & Society, Transformative Works and Cultures, Celebrity Studies, The Journal of Fandom Studies, Social Semiotics, Discourse, Context & Media, Cinema Journal, Participations and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.

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Cardiff University
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