Kirsty Fairclough


Dr. Kirsty Fairclough is Associate Dean: Research and Innovation in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK. She is a writer and speaker on popular culture and is the co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury) and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media (Bloomsbury), and co-author of the forthcoming The Purple Papers: Prince, An Interdisciplinary Life. Her work has been published in Senses of Cinema, Feminist Media Studies, SERIES and Celebrity Studies journals.

Kirsty has lectured internationally on popular culture, most notably at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, the University of Copenhagen, Second City, Chicago, Columbia College, Chicago, Middle Tennessee State University, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania and Unisinos, Brazil.

Kirsty recently developed the University of Salford Popular Culture Conference series which has included “I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult Television”, “Mad Men: The Conference“, and in May 2017, “Purple Reign: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Life and Legacy of Prince“.

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