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Professor Sarah Pedersen

Post Nominals FRHisS, PhD, MA, PGCert TLT, BA(Hons)
Research Interests Sarah Pedersen's research focuses on women's engagement with the media for political purposes, using both historical and contemporary source material.

In recent years she has been Visiting Professor at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University, London, and the News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra, Australia. She is a member of the Executive Committee of MeCCSA and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She currently holds a Curran Fellowship funded by the Research Society of Victorian Periodicals (RSVP).

Her book 'The Scottish Suffragettes and the Press' was published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan. The same year she was awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund to produce an edition of the correspondence of Aberdeen suffragette and journalist Caroline Phillips. This work has led to a plaque to Caroline Phillips being unveiled on Union Street in Aberdeen.

She has also collaborated with artist-activist Carrie Reichardt in her public work celebrating Aberdeen women for the NuArt Festival. Her work on the Scottish suffrage campaign has been praised in a motion to the Scottish Parliament and was highly commended by the judges of the British Records Association's annual Harley Prize.

She was the Director of the Rise Up Quines! festival in Aberdeen in 2018.

Pedersen also researches women's use of social media, including blogs, Twitter and online forums. Her book, 'The Politicization of Mumsnet', was published in November 2020 and she is currently working on a project investigating Scottish women's engagement in political discussion online. She is also Co-I on an AHRC project investigating women's writing during lockdown, with Professors Lucie Armitt (Lincoln) and Krista Cowman (Leicester) and PI on a SIPR-funded research project investigating gender-based violence in rural and remote Scotland during the pandemic.
Teaching and Learning Course leader for GSM010 (Module 1) - Fundamentals in Researcher Development and GSM011 (Module 2) - Enhancement of Researcher Development.
Scopus Author ID 14919765400