Kirsty Fairclough

Kirsty Fairclough, Ph.D. is a Reader in Screen Studies at the School of Digital Arts (SODA), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Chair of the Board of Manchester Jazz Festival.

She has published widely on popular culture and is the co-editor of Prince and Popular Music (Bloomsbury), The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury), and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media. New York, (Bloomsbury) and author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture (Bloomsbury) and co-author of American Cinema: A Contemporary Introduction (Palgrave).

Kirsty lectures internationally on popular culture, feminism, and representations of women most notably at The Royal College of Music, Stockholm, The University of Copenhagen, Second City, Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Middle Tennessee State University, Unisinos Brazil, and Bucknell University, Pennsylvania.

Prince and Popular Music Book
Prince 78-88: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Purple Reign: An Interdisciplinary Conference