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Dr Debbie Ging

School of Communications

Name: Dr Debbie Ging
Department: School of Communications
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 7729
Email Address:
Room: GLA. C168
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

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Dr. Debbie Ging is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications. She teaches Media Studies, Film Studies and Television Drama (with a focus on gender and sexuality). Her current research is concerned with articulations of gender on social media, and addresses issues such as cyberbullying, online misogyny, men's rights politics, eating disorders and the sexualisation of children. Debbie is Ireland Corresponding Editor of the journal Men and Masculinities ( and is a member of the Editorial Board of Gender, Sexuality and Feminism ( She is also a member of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) and the EROSS research group in DCU.

PhD supervision:
- Angela Nagle (2015) An investigation into emerging online anti-feminist movements
- Ingrid Lewis (2015) 
The representation of women in European holocaust films: perpetrators, victims and resisters
- Manuela Ascari (2013) 
A discourse analysis of interactions from an online pro-anorexia forum (co-supervised, MA by research)
- Kirsty Park: 
Changing spaces: exploring the role that the internet plays in the lives of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) youth aged 18 - 25 in Ireland    
- Aileen O'Driscoll: 
Learning to sell sex(ism)? A cultural sociological analysis of gender in the educational cultures of advertising students and practitioners in Ireland
- John Moran: 
Beyond pornification and sexualisation: re-theorising sexual representation in popular film
- Glenn Doyle: 
Irish peoples attitudes towards and practices of the domestic photographing of children
- Stephen Desmond: 
The films of Pedro Almodovar: identity, camp and the carnivalesque
- Caroline Ryan (co-supervising): 
Dancing in the shadows of the outer limits: an exploration of the subjective realities of female actors working in the American pornography industry
- Adolphus 
Khabiah (co-supervising): Masculinity, migration and health: exploring the attitudes and experiences of migrant Nigerian men living in Dublin
- Margaret Lonergan (co-supervising): The power of imaginative expressions of identity and personal narrative to create living theory in queer digital/social media praxis.

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