Jilly Kay

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Research Associate

office: 0.06b Bankfield House

email: jilly.kay@leicester.ac.uk

telephone: 0116 2523982


My main research interests lie in the historically shifting relationships between media, gender, class and inequality. My PhD, awarded by De Montfort University, was entitled ‘Gender, feminism and talk on British television, 1970-1990’. It recovered hidden histories of British television talk programming produced for, by, and about women across a period of profound political and gender transformation. It also theorised the gender politics of broadcast talk - most particularly, the challenges and possibilities that the distinctive communicative ethos of television presents for feminism.  Several of the case studies from the PhD have been published as journal articles and book chapters. In these publications, I have explored the politics of ‘nagging’ on television in the context of second wave feminism; the masculinist conceptualization of ‘democratic’ talk in political debate programming; the gendering of the afternoon in broadcast temporalities; and the notion of ‘rogue’ feminism in 1980s television for women. I have also published on post-crash economic journalism and its framing of austerity as inevitable, as well as the student occupation movement in 2010. Currently, my research is focussed on two key areas: mobility, migrancy and affect in reality television; and the mediation of the British suffragette movement. I am also co-editing a collection of essays on memory and visual culture to be published in 2016.

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Other Activities

As part of my role, I provide administrative support to the department in grant funding applications. I also provide research support to the Head of Department.

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School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Campus based courses
E: mcs-enquiries@le.ac.uk
T: +44(0)116 252 3863

Distance Learning Courses
E: css-dl@le.ac.uk
T: 0116 252 3755

Research degrees (campus-based and distance learning courses)
T: +44(0)116 252 2785
E: MCS-Research@le.ac.uk

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