Dr Jenny Barrett teaches Film Studies at Edge Hill University in the North West of England, where she is Reader in Film Studies and Popular Culture. Her book, Shooting the Civil War: Cinema, History and American National Identity was published by I.B. Tauris in 2009. As well as the topic of American Civil War cinema, she has published on the Western, racial representation, genre and gender. Over 2014-15 she has worked with the University of Manchester and the University of Central Lancashire to host a range of events entitled ‘Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White: 100 Years of D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation.’
Hunger in the UK: the food banks phenomenon
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student