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Dr Cynthia Carter

Dr Cynthia Carter

BA (Carleton) MA (Carleton) MLitt (Strathclyde) PhD (Wales)

Position: Senior Lecturer


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 76172

Fax: +44 (0)29 202 38832

Location: Room 0.63A, Bute Building


Dr Cynthia Carter is a Senior Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.

Her books include the Routledge Companion to Media and Gender (Routledge, 2014); Current Perspectives in Feminist Media Studies (Routledge, 2013); Critical Readings: Violence and the Media (Open University Press, 2006); Critical Readings: Media and Gender (Open University Press, 2004), Violence and the Media (Open University Press, 2003), Environmental Risks and the Media (Routledge, 2000) and News, Gender and Power (Routledge, 1998).

She is Founding Co-Editor of the journal Feminist Media Studies (Routledge) and is editorial board member of Communication, Culture & Critique (Wiley-Blackwell), Communication Review (Taylor & Francis), Communication Theory (Wiley-Blackwell), Critical Studies in Media Communication (Taylor & Francis), Fifth Estate (online), Journal of Children and Media (Routledge), Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Sociology Compass (Blackwell), and Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (Routledge ).

Research Interests

  • Children, news, journalism and citizenship
  • Feminist news media studies
  • Citizen journalism and human rights
  • Violence and the media
  • Child-centred healthcare information


  • BA Undergraduate┬ámodules "Media and Gender" and "Mediating Childhood"
  • Masters┬ámodule "Putting Research into Practice"