Christina Scharff


Christina Scharff is Lecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. Her research interests include gender, neoliberalism, postfeminism and subjectivity. Christina has conducted qualitative research on young women’s engagements with feminism which she has published in a range of international journals and in her monograph Repudiating Feminism: Young women in a neoliberal world. She has also critically explored media representations of feminism and contemporary feminist politics, particularly in the German context. Prof. Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharff are editors of New Femininities: Postfeminism, neoliberalism and subjectivity (Palgrave, 2011), which contains a chapter by Christina that critically discusses the rise of the new feminisms in Germany in the late 2000s and their various exclusions, particularly in relation to race, class and sexuality. Most recently, Christina has won an Economic and Social Research Council Grant called ‘Young, female and entrepreneurial: exploring the working lives of young women in the classical music profession’. This project explores various issues, relating to the psychic life of neoliberal subjects, the subjective experiences of precarious labour, the radicalised, class and gendered inequalities of the classical music profession and the way cultural work is affected by its urban context.