Because we are worth it! On changes in advertising, gender and society

26 October 2019, 14:30 - 15:30
Cambridge campus

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How have men and women been portrayed in advertising and does it matter? What can we do to change the current trends?

Dr Magdalena Zawisza-Riley takes you on her research journey into the land of psychology, richly embellished with visual media examples you may recognise. Based on her new book, Advertising, Gender and Society, Magdalena discusses the consequences of advertising content for you and for the society. She may even let you into the secret of how power poses may help you deal with biased media content!

Magdalena's work has contributed to new advertising regulations in the UK and has attracted attention from The Independent, BBC and Newsweek among others. Come and join a friendly discussion.

As well as being a Reader at ARU, Magdalena is a co-editor of The Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology, a review editor of Frontiers Gender, Sex and Sexuality Studies section and a holder of prestigious grants such as BA/Leverhulme and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Innovation UK and European Regional Development Fund. She publishes in leading peer-reviewed journals and runs her own research consultancy, Insights, devoted to responsible advertising.

Talk followed by book sales and book signing.

This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

26 October 2019, 14:30 - 15:30
Cambridge campus
Bookings open on 23 September, please book here.

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