Lindsay Steenberg

Lindsay Steenberg is Reader/Associate Professor in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University where she co-ordinates their graduate programme in Popular Cinema. She has published numerous articles on violence in the crime and action genres. She is the author of Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture: Gender, Crime, and Science and Are You Not Entertained? Mapping the Gladiator in Visual Culture, for which she was awarded a Research Excellence Fellowship from Oxford Brookes. She is currently working on a project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, to map the fight sequence in post-millennial action cinema.


Tasker & Steenberg analyse Bones (Fox) and Castle (ABC) to consider the parameters of female representation in middlebrow crime TV.


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