I have a BA in English Literature from the University of Sussex, and an MA and PhD from the University of Nottingham. Before joining the Department in 2017 I taught at the Department of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester.
My research and teaching interests are in the cultural and creative industries with a focus on policy and cultural labour. I'm interested in how the development of the creative industries as a policy formation and sector of the economy impacts and shapes cultural practice and the working lives of creative practitioners, particularly around questions of inequality and diversity. My work is collaborative and interdisciplinary, drawing upon social science and humanities research traditions, and I have worked extensively with local and national organisations in the cultural sector.
PhD supervision: I'm interested in supervising doctoral research projects on any area of related to the cultural and creative economy. Previous and current supervision includes Chinese creative industries policy, media workers in Latin America, diversity in comics, regional film and literature in England.
I am the Programme Convenor for MSc Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship and most of my teaching is on this programme in Cultural Policy and Cultural Industries.
Current projects include research on workforce diversity in the UK Screen Industries for the British Film Institute; a project investigating the effects of austerity on the freelance cultural… read more
NEWSINGER, JACK and EIKHOF, DORIS RUTH, 2020. Explicit and Implicit Diversity Policy in the UK Film and Television Industries JOURNAL OF BRITISH CINEMA AND TELEVISION. 17(1), 47-69
DORIS EIKHOF and JACK NEWSINGER, 2019. And … action? Gender, knowledge and inequalities in the
UK screen industries Gender, Work and Organization. (In Press.)
Current projects include research on workforce diversity in the UK Screen Industries for the British Film Institute; a project investigating the effects of austerity on the freelance cultural workforce in the East Midlands funded by the British Academy; and new work on subaltern perspectives on cultural labour. Recently completed work includes a research project on disability arts policy and practice for the Mighty Creatives and an AHRC-funded project investigating practitioner perspectives on cultural evaluation techniques.