Dr Roberta Garrett is a senior lecturer on the Creative Writing programme and the Media Foundation programme in the Department of Arts and Cultural Industries at the University of East London. She has published widely on representations of gender, class and race in popular literature and film. She is the author of Postmodern Chick-Flicks: the Return of the Woman’s Film (Palgrave, 2008) co-editor of We Need to Talk About Family: Essays on Neoliberalism, the Family and Popular Culture (Cambridge Scholars, 2016) and author of Writing the Modern Family: Contemporary Literature, Motherhood and Neoliberal Culture (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021).
She has published numerous book chapters and articles in journals such as Clues, Studies in the Maternal and The Journal of Screenwriting. These include pieces on Nora Ephron, Game of Thrones, Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, maternal memoirs, the figure of the 'mumpreneur' in popular culture and, more recently, domestic noir novels and screen adaptations. She has a forthcoming article on recent novel and screen representations of domestic abuse in Feminist Media Studies and is currently co-editing a Bloomsbury Critical Perspectives anthology on the work of author Rachel Cusk.