People Kirsten Forkert
Professor of Cultural Studies
Kirsten Forkert is a researcher, author, teacher and activist; her work explores issues of austerity, migration and nationalism. Kirsten is one of the Associate Director of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, and teaches on the BA Media and Communications and the MA Media and Cultural Studies. She is the author of Artistic Lives (2013) and Austerity as Public Mood (2017), and co-author of Go Home? The Politics of Immigration Controversies (2017). Kirsten was Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded Conflict, Memory, Displacement project (2016-2017), working together with Gargi Bhattacharyya, Federico Oliveri, Janna Graham and a number of community and cultural organisations. A book based on this research entitled How Media and Conflict Make Migrants will be published by Manchester University Press in 2020; the project website is at conflictmemorydisplacement.com. Kirsten is a member of the Soundings editorial collective.