School of History, Philosophy and Culture

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  • Dr Michele Paule

    Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Education

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Dr Michele Paule

    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488497



    Michele researches ways that ideas about gender and youth circulate in popular and institutional settings such as media texts and schools, and how these ideas shape young people’s views of themselves, their world and their imagined futures. She focuses on issues relating to girlhood and power, and is particularly interested in the ways in which such ideas are formed in the intercourse and interstices between academic study and the public imaginary. 

    Before moving to Brookes Michele had a career in the Secondary education sector, and she has led national educational programmes with regard to widening participation. She was also a Lettrice at the University of Bari in Italy. She undertakes consultancy work with NGOs, governments and schools,with a focus on gender, equalities, and youth/media cultures. She has a strong commitent to widening participation in HE, and to the teaching/research nexus. She has held both ASKE and CETL teaching fellowships.