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Dr Lee Barron

Faculty Head of International Development

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
  • Celebrity Habitus, Confessional Style, Barron, L. 14 Mar 2019, In: Fashion, Style and Popular Culture
  • Postmodern theories of celebrity, Barron, L. 5 Mar 2018, Routledge Handbook of Celebrity Studies, Taylor & Francis
  • The Workmanship of Risk, Reality TV Style: Bladesmithing and Craft Production within The History Channel’s Forged In Fire, Barron, L. 4 Dec 2017, In: Journal of Modern Craft
  • 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
  • Fantasy meets electronica: legend and the music of Tangerine Dream, Barron, L. 31 Jul 2012, The Music of Fantasy Cinema, Sheffield, UK, Equinox
  • On the Cookson trail: heritage, fiction and personality tourism, Barron, L. 2012, Catherine Cookson country: on the borders of legitimacy, fiction, and history, Farnham, Ashgate
  • Invaders from space, time travel and omnisexuality: the multi-layered narrative of Torchwood, Barron, L. 1 Mar 2011, British Science Fiction Film and Television: Critical Essays, Jefferson, NC, McFarland

PGR Supervision

  • 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
  • Nkumbu Mutambo Start: 01/10/2018
  • Kyra Jewitt Start: 05/10/2016
  • 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
  • Nattawat Wongwilatnurak Start: 08/10/2013
  • Fiona Elliott Start: 01/10/2018


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