Kristin Skoog

Dr Kristin Skoog

  • 01202 965249
  • kskoog at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Media History
  • Weymouth House W404, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Kristin Skoog is a Principal Academic in Media History. Her research is centred on media history, especially BBC radio, networks and transnational exchanges in broadcasting, and the history of women’s radio and women broadcasters. She is currently researching entanglements between radio broadcasting and the national and international women’s movement including organisations such as the National Council of Women of Great Britain (NCWGB), and the International Council of Women (ICW). She has authored several publications exploring the history of women’s radio and women broadcasters and is the co-founder of the Women’s Radio in Europe Network (WREN).

Kristin is a member of Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS) - a transnational research and teaching network for media historians that has worked to create an arena for transnational dialogue on the historical dimensions of transborder and transmedial flows using the concept of 'entangled media history'. As a member of BU’s History Research Group, she is working to develop and promote media history in research and education.

Journal Articles

  • Skoog, K., 2022. Book Review: Justine Lloyd: Gender and Media in the Broadcast Age: Women’s Radio Programming at the BBC, CBC, and ABC (Bloomsbury Academic paperback, 2021). Women’s History Today, 3 (5), 50-52.
  • Skoog, K. and Badenoch, A., 2020. Women and radio: sounding out new paths in women's history. Women's History Review, 29 (2), 177-182.
  • Badenoch, A. and Skoog, K., 2020. Your woman friend in the West: women broadcasters and the Cold War. Women's History Review, 29 (2), 231-249.
  • Skoog, K., 2020. Women and Radio: On the same wavelength. UNESCO Courier, January - March, 20-22.
  • Skoog, K., 2019. Visions of Utopia: Sweden, the BBC and the welfare state. Media History, 25 (3), 307-323.
  • Baker, J., Murphy, K. and Skoog, K., 2019. Editors' introduction: Transnational broadcasting. Feminist Media Histories, 5 (3), 1-8.
  • Badenoch, A. and Skoog, K., 2019. Lessons from Lilian: Is transnational (media) history a gendered issue? Feminist Media Histories, 5 (3), 9-35.
  • Skoog, K., 2017. Neither worker nor housewife but citizen: BBC’s woman’s hour 1946–1955. Women's History Review, 26 (6), 953-974.
  • Skoog, K., 2013. Book Review: Elena Razlogova: The Listener’s Voice: Early Radio and the American Public (Philadelphia: PENN University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). Media Culture and Society, 35 (5).
  • Skoog, K., 2011. Editorial. Media for and by Women: a Historical Perspective. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 8 (3).
  • Skoog, K., 2010. The BBC and the post-war Woman: Women’s Radio 1945–1955. Rundfunk und Geschichte.
  • Skoog, B., 2009. Skoog, K., 2009. Focus on the Housewife: The BBC and the Post-war Woman 1945-1955. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 2 (1).



  • Wagner, H.-U., Chignell, H., Cronqvist, M., Hilgert, C. and Skoog, K., 2020. Media after 1945: Continuities and New Beginnings. In: Arnold, K., Kinnebrock, S. and Preston, P., eds. The Handbook of European Communication History. Wiley, 189-204.
  • Skoog, K., 2018. A sensory experience. BBC correspondent Audrey Russell reporting (and remembering) the Second World War. In: Cronqvist, M. and Sturfelt, L., eds. War Remains. Mediations of Suffering and Death in the Era of the World Wars. Nordic Academic Press, 87-110.
  • Skoog, K. and Badenoch, A., 2016. Networking Women: The International Association of Women in Radio and Television. In: Medhurst, J., Nicholas, S. and O'Malley, T., eds. Broadcasting in the UK and the US in the 1950s: Historical Perspectives. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Skoog, K., 2014. Striving for Editorial Autonomy and Internal Recognition: the Setting up of BBC’s Woman’s Hour 1946-1955. In: Andrews, M. and McNamara, S., eds. Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present. London: Routledge.
  • Skoog, K., 2013. ‘‘They’re ‘‘Doped’’ by that Dale Diary’’: Women’s Serial Drama, the BBC and British Post-war Change. In: Thornham, H. and Weissmann, E., eds. Renewing Feminisms: Radical Narratives, Fantasies and Futures in Media Studies. I.B. Tauris.


  • Skoog, K. and Franklin, I., 2012. Listening to Learn and Learning to Listen. A Report on UK Radio Archives: Policy, Practice and Potential. Centre for Broadcasting History, Bournemouth University.

Internet Publications

PhD Students

  • Tony Stoller, 2015. Classical Music on UK Radio 1945-1995
  • Kathryn McDonald, 2015. Performance, power and production: a selective, critical and cultural history of the radio interview
  • Gloria Khamkar, 2017. The Evolution of British Asian radio in England: 1960-2004
  • John Devlin, 2017. The relationship between the BBC and the Commercial Radio Sector in promoting DAB in the United Kingdom
  • Kate Terkanian, 2019. Women, Work, and the BBC: How Wartime Restrictions and Recruitment Woes Reshaped the Corporation, 1939-45
  • Katy Vaughan, 2020. From Prop to Producer: The Appropriation of Radio Technology in Opera during the Weimar Republic
  • Jan Lewis, 2022. Mediating the Past: BBC Radio Archaeology Broadcasting, 1922-1966
  • Julia Taylor, 2013. From Sound to Print in Pre- War Britain: the Cultural and Commercial Interdependence between Broadcasters and Broadcasting Magazines in the 1930s
  • Maike Helmers, 2018. A new narrative frame: sound design and conceptual storytelling in German film 1930-1933

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Media Histories
  • Cold War Culture
  • History Dissertation
  • The Making of Modern Britain


  • Developing the Women’s Radio in Europe Network (WREN) (BU Fusion Investment Fund (Staff Mobility & Networking), 14 Nov 2014). Completed

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Women and Radio: A Sound Relationship. LIFE Program (adult education), 6 March 2023, online, Rochester Community and Technical College, Minnesota, US. (06 Mar 2023)
  • Forms, Voices, Networks: Feminism & Media (23 Nov 2021-23 Nov 2022)
  • Women and Radio: On the same Wavelength (01 Jan 2020-01 Mar 2020)
  • History in an Object: Radio (01 Sep 2017)
  • Interview: BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4 'The League of Extraordinary Housewives' (16 Jul 2016)
  • Women's Radio in Europe Network (WREN) Workshop (14 Nov 2014-15 Nov 2014)
  • Radio Archive Summit (15 Dec 2011)

Conference Presentations

  • The BBC at 100 Symposium, Panelist on roundtable on Transntational Histories of BBC Women, 13 Sep 2022, Bradford and online
  • Women's History Network Annual Conference: 'Addressing the Nation', Mediating Women: the International Council of Women and the rise of national broadcasting (joint paper with Alexander Badenoch), 02 Sep 2022, online
  • Histories of Women in Film and Television: Then and Now, Transnational channels of feminism? The International Council of Women and the emergence of broadcasting (joint paper with Alexander Badenoch), 10 Jul 2021, Online
  • Alternative Histories, New Methodologies A History Research Group Symposium, BBC's Town Forum 1949-1959: conceptualising 'friendship' in media history, 15 Jul 2020, Online
  • Mediemotions Workshop, BBC's Town Forum 1949 -1959, 25 Oct 2019, Åkersbergs stiftsgård, Höör, Sweden
  • Summer School on Transnational Radio History (18-22 June 2018), How to do Transnational Radio History? Reflections on practices and methodological challenges (Kick-off talks by the keynote speakers), 18 Jun 2018, University of Luxembourg
  • Cross-currents: Gender and Transnational Broadcasting workshop, Bournemouth University (6-7 July 2017), Lessons from Lilian: is transnational (media) history a gendered issue? (joint paper with Alexander Badenoch), 06 Jul 2017, Bournemouth University
  • Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS) Forum V: Paper workshop, Visions of Sweden: the BBC and the building of the British Welfare State, 10 Nov 2015, Häckeberga Castle, Sweden
  • In the flow: People, Media, Materialities ACSIS Conference, BBC radio and the welfare state (part of spotlight session on Entangled Media Histories), 15 Jun 2015, Norrköping, Sweden
  • EMHIS Forum I: Entangled perspectives, Research Presentation (Radio and post-war reconstruction), 13 Nov 2013, Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany
  • Women’s History Network Conference: Women's Histories the Local and the Global, "...or rather, dear Lilian": Transnational networks of women in broadcasting between the private and the professional, 29 Aug 2013, Sheffield Hallam University
  • The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum, Your woman friend in the West: Women, Radio and the Cold War (joint paper with Alexander Badenoch), 09 Jul 2013, University of Bedfordshire
  • Television for Women Conference, Women's Radio and Television: Sounding out the Boundaries (joint paper with Alexander Badenoch), 15 May 2013, University of Warwick
  • MeCCSA Conference: Spaces and Places of Culture, Visions of Sweden: The BBC and Post-war Reconstruction after 1945, 09 Jan 2013, University of Ulster
  • Invited speaker for Radioforskning i Europa [Radio Research in Europe], ‘‘What we’re Talking about when we’re Talking about Radio History’’ together with Alexander Badenoch, 05 Oct 2012, University of Copenhagen
  • Technology and the Making of Europe 5th Tensions of Europe Conference, Women and Radio in Europe: Sounding out the Boundaries (joint paper with Alexander Badenoch), 03 Oct 2012, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Invited speaker for British Society on the small screen? The Historian, Television and History, Using radio archives in writing British post-war history, 16 Jun 2012, University of Leicester
  • Invited to speak for Media History and MKV seminar on British Broadcasting (KOM Research Seminars), Women in Broadcasting: The International Association of Women in Radio and Television, 07 Dec 2011, Lund University, Sweden
  • Broadcasting in the 1950s, Between Art and Life: Mrs. Dale’s Diary, Class and British Post-war Change, 20 Jul 2011, University of Wales Study Centre, Gregynog, Newtown, Mid Wales
  • Broadcasting in the 1950s, Networking Women: The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (joint paper with Alexander Badenoch), 20 Jul 2011, University of Wales Study Centre, Gregynog, Newtown, Mid Wales
  • Civic Cultures International Conference, Civic Responsibility and Citizenship on the BBC Light Programme 1945-1955, 31 Mar 2011, Lund University, Sweden
  • Invited speaker for ESRC Seminar Series: Women in Britain in the 1950s. ‘The Housewife’., The Responsible Housewife: the BBC and the Post-war Woman 1945-1955, 05 Feb 2010, University of Winchester

Consultancy Activities

  • Making an Impact: Women in the NBC and RCA [essay], Consultant Editor. Broadcasting America: The Rise of Mass Media and Communication collection (1 Feb 2023). AM Digital Ltd


  • PGCert in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • PhD in BBC and Women’s Radio (University of Westminster (CAMRI), 2010)
  • BA (Hons) in Media Studies (Radio) (University of Westminster, 2004)


  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (-2013),
  • The Historical Association, Member,


  • Editorial Board: Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, University of Westminster.
  • Entangled Media Histories Network
  • Co-founder: Women's Radio in Europe Network (WREN)