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Biography

Dr Kristin Skoog is a Senior Lecturer in Media History at Bournemouth University (BU). She joined BU in 2011 after having worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster where she also completed her PhD in 2010. Her research focus is centered on 20th century radio and media history and draws on disciplines from media and cultural studies, radio studies, women’s and feminist history. Kristin has authored publications exploring women’s radio and women broadcasters, and is the co-founder of the Women’s Radio in Europe Network (WREN). She is also interested in radio and post-war reconstruction in Britain and Europe, transnational exchanges, and Cold War culture. 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 history. As a member (and former Assistant Director) of BU’s Centre for Media History she is working to develop and promote media history in research and education, as well as European partnerships...

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Journal Articles

  • Skoog, K., 2018. Visions of Utopia: Sweden, the BBC and the Welfare State. Media History.
  • Skoog, K., 2017. Neither worker nor housewife but citizen: BBC’s Woman’s Hour 1946–1955. Women's History Review.
  • Skoog, K., 2013. Book review of 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).

Books

  • Regional Aesthetics Mapping UK Media Cultures. Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapters

  • 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.

Conferences

  • Skoog, K. and Badenoch, A., 2016. Networking Women: The International Association of Women in Radio and Television. In: Broadcasting in the 1950s 20-22 July 2011 University of Wales Study Centre, Gregynog, Newtown, Mid Wales.
  • Skoog, K. and Badenoch, A., 2013. "...or rather, dear Lilian": Transnational networks of women in broadcasting between the private and the professional. In: Women’s History Network Conference 29 August-1 September 2013 Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.
  • Skoog, K., 2009. “Focus on the Housewife” - The BBC and the Post-war Woman. In: Fifth MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference 1-3 July 2008 University of Sussex, Brighton.

Reports

  • 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.

PhD Students

  • Tony Stoller, 2015. Classical Music on UK Radio 1945-1995
  • Kathryn McDonald, 2015. A Cultural History of the Radio Interview
  • Gloria Khamkar, 2017. Evolution of local community radio serving the Asian community in England
  • 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. Opera as an entangled medium
  • Jan Lewis. Tuning In To The Past - An Archaeology For The Public? An Investigation of Archaeological Programming On BBC Radio, 1922-1965
  • 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. Sound Film in Weimar Germany 1929 – 1933

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MA Radio Production

Profile of Teaching UG

  • BA (Hons) Radio
  • BA (Hons) History

Grants

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

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • A short article for Modern History Review published by Philip Allan for Hodder Education, Vol. 20, Number 1, September 2017.
  • Interview: BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4 'The League of Extraordinary Housewives', guest on special programme about the British housewife, 16 July 2016
  • Nov 2014 PI and organiser of Women's Radio in Europe Network (WREN) workshop supported by BU Fusion Investment Fund
  • Dec 2011 Radio Archive Summit. Contributed to the planning and organisation of the Radio Archive Summit which BU (CBH) held at the British Library 15th Dec 2011

Conference Presentations

  • 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? (Co-authored paper with Dr Alec 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

Qualifications

  • 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)

Memberships

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

Networks

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

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