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Dr Catherine Baker

Dr Catherine Baker

Reader in 20th Century History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Humanities

Summary

Catherine Baker is a specialist in post-Cold War history, international relations and cultural studies, including the post-Yugoslav region in a transnational and global context.

Her research projects are connected by an overarching interest in the politics of representing, narrating and knowing about the past.

Catherine's current projects include relationships between war / the military and popular culture; the cultural politics of international events (including the Eurovision Song Contest); LGBTQ politics and identities since the late Cold War, including queer representation in media; and 'race' in the Yugoslav region.

She has also researched interpreters / translators in peacekeeping.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

The Molitva Factor: Eurovision and 'Performing' National Identity in World Politics

Baker, C. (2022). The Molitva Factor: Eurovision and ‘Performing’ National Identity in World Politics. In A. Dubin, D. Vuletic, & A. Obregón (Eds.), The Eurovision Song Contest as a Cultural Phenomenon: From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia. Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003188933

Journal Article

'Can I Be Gay in the Army?': British Army recruitment advertising to LGBTQ youth in 2017–18 and belonging in the queer military home

Baker, C. (2022). ‘Can I Be Gay in the Army?’: British Army recruitment advertising to LGBTQ youth in 2017–18 and belonging in the queer military home. Critical military studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2022.2113960

Your race sounds familiar? Blackface, cross-racial/cross-gender drag and the Your Face Sounds Familiar franchise (2013–) on post-Yugoslav television

Baker, C. (2021). Your race sounds familiar? Blackface, cross-racial/cross-gender drag and the Your Face Sounds Familiar franchise (2013–) on post-Yugoslav television. VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, 10(20), 83-103. https://doi.org/10.18146/view.267

Guarding the "Balkan Route" on the postsocialist frontier: revisiting Maja Weiss' Varuh meje (2002)

Baker, C., Szczygielska, M., & Zorko, Š. D. (2021). Guarding the “Balkan Route” on the postsocialist frontier: revisiting Maja Weiss’ Varuh meje (2002). International Feminist Journal of Politics, 23(5), 811-828. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2021.1991827

The contingencies of whiteness: Gendered/racialized global dynamics of security narratives

Baker, C. (2021). The contingencies of whiteness: Gendered/racialized global dynamics of security narratives. Security Dialogue, 52(1), 124-132. https://doi.org/10.1177/09670106211024408

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

United Nations Television in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£17,527.00

Started

22 July 2019

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Baker welcomes applications for postgraduate supervision (MA, MRes, PhD) in in any of her specialist research areas.

Completed PhDs

Shaun Allan, An Historical Consideration of Past Territorial Army Training and Operations in Relation to the Proposed Re-Organisation Regarding Future Reserves 2020

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