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Dr Stephanie Alice Baker

Lecturer in Sociology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Dr Stephanie Alice Baker joined the Department of Sociology as a lecturer in 2014. She received a B.A. (Hons. 1st Class) from the University of Sydney in 2006 and a Ph.D. (awarded without revision) from the University of Western Sydney in 2010. Since completing her doctorate she has held research positions at the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, the University of Western Sydney and Goldsmiths, as well as a visiting lectureship at the University of Greenwich, UK. She also serves as a representative of the European Sociological Association’s Emotions Research Network.

Qualifications

Ph.D. (awarded without revision), University of Western Sydney, Australia, 2010

B.A. (Hons. 1st Class), University of Sydney, 2006

Employment

Lectureship in Sociology, City University London, UK, 2014-

Researcher, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2013-2014

Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, UK, 2010-2012

Research Assistant, Institute for Culture and Society, Australia, 2010-2012

Research Assistant, Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy, Australia, 2010

Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India, 2010

Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Leicester, UK, 2007-2008

Academic Tutor, University of Sydney, Australia, 2006-2007

Honours & Awards

Outstanding Paper Award Winner, Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence, 2013

Young Researcher’s Award, European Association for Sociology of Sport, 2011

Endeavour Research Award, Australian Federal Government, 2010

Postgraduate Research Award (full Ph.D. scholarship), University of Western Sydney, 2008-2009

Wentworth Travelling Scholarship, University of Sydney, 2007

University Postgraduate Award (full Ph.D. scholarship), University of Sydney, 2006-2008

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, University of Sydney, 2006, 2007, 2008

Inducted Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, 2003

Research

Research Interests

- cultural sociology
- emotions
- identity
- intimate relationships
- social media

Research

My work is underpinned by a concern with emotions, experienced intersubjectively in different cultural contexts. A major dimension of my research involves exploring technological developments as they relate to the formation of identity and how emotions are perceived, experienced and represented in the media, particularly online.

Current Research

My current research focuses on lifestyle journalism. I am interested in how health experts negotiate their identities in the context of technological and cultural change.

Grants & Funding

Endeavour Research Award, Australian Federal Government, 2010

Postgraduate Research Award (full Ph.D. scholarship), University of Western Sydney, 2008-2009

Wentworth Travelling Scholarship, University of Sydney, 2007

University Postgraduate Award (full Ph.D. scholarship), University of Sydney, 2006-2008

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, University of Sydney, 2008

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, University of Sydney, 2007

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, University of Sydney, 2006

Media Appearances + Consultancy

• Sky News, 2016

• Channel ARTE, 2016

• ITV, Family Planning Event, 2016

• BBC News, 2015, 2016

• ITV, Primal Screen, 2014-15

• Sense Worldwide, 2014

• Flamingo London, 2014, 2016

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Publications

Chapters (10)

  1. Baker, S.A. and Rowe, D. (2014). The Power of Popular Publicity: new social media and the affective dynamics of the Sepp Blatter racism scandal. In Heaney, J.G. and Flam, H. (Eds.), Power & Emotion London: Routledge.
  2. Baker, S.A. (2013). Theatre and Film. In Emery, R.E. (Ed.), Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia New York: SAGE.
  3. Baker, S.A. and Hamilton, M. (2013). France. In Emery, R.E. (Ed.), Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia New York: SAGE.
  4. Baker, S.A. (2012). Social Tragedy: Zidane’s role in the nation’s tragic epic. In Kearney, M. (Ed.), From Conflict to Recognition: Moving Multiculturalism Forward (pp. 235–250). New York: Rodopi.
  5. Rowe, D. and Baker, S.A. (2012). Truly a Fan Experience? The Cultural Politics of the Live Site. In Krøvel, R. and Roksvold, T. (Eds.), We Love to Hate Each Other: Mediated Football Fan Culture (pp. 303–319). Gothenburg: Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-35-0.
  6. Baker, S.A. (2012). Policing the Riots: new Social Media as Recruitment, Resistance, and Surveillance. In Briggs, D. (Ed.), The English Riots of 2011: A Summer of Discontent (pp. 169–192). Hampshire: Waterside Press.
  7. Baker, S.A. (2011). Nepal. In Barnett, G. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks (pp. 586–587). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  8. Baker, S.A. and Peckman, A. (2011). India. In Barnett, G. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks (pp. 401–406). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  9. Baker, S.A. (2011). Earliest Civilizations. In Barnett, G. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks (pp. 221–224). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  10. Baker, S.A. (2011). Ancient India. In Barnett, G. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks (pp. 38–41). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Journal Articles (9)

  1. Baker, S.A. (2013). Performing the Postcolonial: the ‘migrant’ body as a site of veneration, repugnance and blame. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 5(3), pp. 213–228.
  2. Baker, S.A. and Rowe, D. (2013). The Power of Popular Publicity: new social media and the affective dynamics of the Sepp Blatter racism scandal. Journal of Political Power [Special Issue on Emotions & Power], 6(3), pp. 441–460.
  3. Baker, S.A. (2012). From the Criminal Crowd to the ‘Mediated Crowd’: the impact of social media on the 2011 English riots. Safer Communities, 11(1), pp. 40–49.
  4. Baker, S.A. and Rowe, D. (2012). Mediating Mega Events and Manufacturing Multiculturalism: the cultural politics of the World Game in Australia. Journal of Sociology, 48(3) .
  5. Baker, S.A. and Rowe, D. (2012). Live Sites in an Age of Media Reproduction: mega events and transcontinental experience in public space. Global Media Journal, 6(1) .
  6. Baker, S.A. and Rowe, D. (2012). The “Fall” of What? FIFA’s public viewing areas and their contribution to the quality of public life. Space and Culture, 15(3), pp. 395–407.
  7. Baker, S.A. (2011). The Mediated Crowd: new social media and new forms of rioting. Sociological Research Online, 16(4) .
  8. Baker, S.A. (2010). Hoping to Fear: the cathartic transformation of the civic community: critique and counter critique. The Resilience of Hope, 68, pp. 97–122.
  9. Baker, S.A. (2010). Imitating Life or Art: the tragic hero’s emergence on France’s postcolonial stage. Diversity and Recognition, 117, pp. 93–104.

Report

  1. Baker, S.A., Ruppert, E., Harvey, P., Lury, C., Mackenzie, A., McNally, R., Baker, S.A., Kallianos, Y. and Lewis, C. (2015). Socialising Big Data: From concept to practice. The University of Manchester and the Open University.

Other Activities

Keynote Lecture/Speech

  1. The Social Foundation of Decision Making. Leeds, UK (2016). http://www.itvmedia.co.uk/news/family-planning?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

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