Jane Chapman is Professor of Communications at the University of Lincoln, a visiting Fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge and the Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge.

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A specialist in comparative media history and the history of communication, Professor Jane Chapman is a grant research team leader and a comparative media historian. She specializes in gender, newspapers and comics/cartoon archive culture. She welcomes new PhD students in all aspects of comparative media history and the history of print publications and popular culture in English and other languages. She is the author of ten books and many articles and book chapters and her most recent monograph Gender, Citizenship and Newspapers - transnational historical perspectives, analyses cultural citizenship in India, Britain and France. She has published on late 19th century France, British and French colonial India, also comics from Britain and the Dominions during the period of the World Wars, and has authored a number of international best-selling text books on journalism history and broadcast journalism. 

Jane is currently running a three and a half year AHRC collaborative research grant entitled Comics and the World Wars - a cultural history and is an AHRC funded specialist consultant to the BBC on their First World War centenary programming. Her research has been commended by France's Académie Française and her first book Comparative Media History was nominated for a best book award in the US. In 2012 she won a best research article award from Emerald Publishing, and has given keynotes at Cambridge, Sheffield, University College Dublin, and the Open University. She is a Research Associate and Former Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Jane has also been a television factual programmes producer, a broadcast documentary maker and was commercial breakfast TV's first on screen news reporter for the north of England.

Jane has a track record of media appearances and public engagement as a 'public intellectual' and media consultant, with four recent public talks available on You Tube, on BBC Radio 4 on line, and overseas mainstream channels. She has curated an exhibition in Australia and is working on 3 further exhibitions, at The Cartoon Museum, London (2014,2015) and in Australia (2015).

A former award winning film maker (New York International Film Festival winner 1989), with her own independent television production company for 14 years, she was UK commercial breakfast TV's first on-screen reporter for the North of England, and has run a pan European educational satellite channel (Eurostep), with offices in Leiden (Holland), London, Brussels and Rome.