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Dr Lee Barron

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

I am a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication Design. I teach and am interested in media, culture, advertising, and branding. I have taught teach a number of undergraduate modules including Celebrity Media and Branding and Brand Organisation.


  • Cultural Studies PhD December 31 2004
  • Cultural Studies MA (Hons) June 30 1997
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2009

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A history of realistic rock rebellion, Barron, L. 16 Dec 2019, In: Popular Music History
  • Celebrity Habitus, Confessional Style, Barron, L. 14 Mar 2019, In: Fashion, Style and Popular Culture
  • The Return of the Celebrity Fashion Muse, Barron, L. 11 Sep 2019, In: Fashion Theory - Journal of Dress Body and Culture
  • The Workmanship of Risk Meets Reality TV, Barron, L. 28 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Modern Craft
  • Ultraviolent Gothic Visions, Barron, L. 2 Feb 2019, In: Gothic Studies
  • Postmodern theories of celebrity, Barron, L. 5 Mar 2018, Routledge Handbook of Celebrity Studies, Taylor & Francis
  • Tattoo Culture: Theory and Contemporary Contexts, Barron, L. 1 Jul 2017
  • Pulling down barriers: Neil Peart, autobiographical confession and negotiated rock celebrity, Barron, L. 1 Aug 2016, In: Celebrity Studies
  • Social theory in popular culture, Barron, L. 2013
  • The sound of street corner society: UK grime music as ethnography, Barron, L. 2013, In: European Journal of Cultural Studies

PGR Supervision

  • Andrew Ross The Harley Quinn Experience: How do the content creators of a multi-platform fictional universe re-mediate trans-modal story content in order to produce a multivalent media property? Start: 02/10/2012
  • Kyra Jewitt Start: 05/10/2016
  • Nkumbu Mutambo Start: 01/10/2018
  • Fiona Elliott Start: 01/10/2018
  • Nattawat Wongwilatnurak The Construction of Social Reality through the Supernatural in Thai Television Drama Programmes and the Perspective of Thai Audiences Start: 08/10/2013
  • THOMAS MORRIS ‘Here are the Young Men, A Weight on their Shoulders’: Media Narratives of Male Suicide and Despair in Popular Music and Society Start: 01/10/2010


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