Stephen is Principal Lecturer in Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI) at the University of East London.
He teaches on a range of programmes including BA Cultural Studies, BA English Literature, BA Creative Writing, MA Cultural Studies, as well as supervising projects at Masters and PhD level.
Stephen is Field Leader for Cultural Studies & Creative Industries in ADI, a group of programmes that includes BA Advertising, BA Creative & Professional Writing, BA Cultural Studies, BA English Literature, BA History, BA Journalism, BA Media & Creative Industries, BA Sports Journalism, MA Cultural Studies, MSc/MA Sports Media, MA Magazines, MA Heritage Studies.
If you’d like to get in touch to talk about any of these programmes, or to inquire about PhD supervision, you can email be at email@example.com.
You can find out more about the School of Arts and Digital Industries, and the Field here.
Stephen's research addresses questions of sexuality and gender, cultural politics and popular culture. He is currently working on two major projects, one on the materialism of pornography, and one on the author Philip Pullman. Pornography is the world's most prolific and profitable culture industry, with a social impact beyond the tens of thousands of porn films and sites produced each year. Stephen's work on pornorgraphy has appeared in several major journals and collections, including New Formations (2004), Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies (2009), Mainstreaming Sex (2009), Porn.com (2010) and Hard to Swallow (2011). Philip Pullman is the hugely successful author of the His Dark Materials Trilogy, and is a prominent cultural commentator. My research, undertaken collaboratively with Dr Christine Butler, addresses notions of childhood, education, agency and bourgeois dissent in the context of neoliberalism.