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Dr Jilly Kay is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Jilly is a scholar of feminist media and cultural studies whose central interest, which underpins all her research and teaching, is in the complex relationships between feminism gender injustice and media culture. She has published widely on feminism, popular and political culture, reality television and talk shows, and contemporary dating culture. Jilly has shared her work widely at international conferences and invited talks, and is the editor of Cultural Commons - the short-form section in the European Journal of Cultural Studies. She co-convenes the Media and Gender research group and the Media Cultures research cluster at the University of Leicester. Jilly is interested in supervising PhD projects in the broad areas of feminist media and cultural studies; popular feminism; neoliberal feminism; reality television; contemporary dating culture; and feminist theory. She is programme leader for MA Media Gender and Social Justice. Jilly was interviewed as an academic expert in the forthcoming documentary feature film 'When We Speak' (Wiser Films 2021).

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Join Dr Jilly Kay as she discusses how the media shapes our identities, the role the media plays in social justice movements, and how media and communication are transforming politics in the modern age. She will also analyse the media framing of the black lives matter movement, posing a research task for you to aid your understanding.

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Meet the academic

Dr Jilly Kay

Dr Jilly Kay is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Jilly is a scholar of feminist media and cultural studies whose central interest, which underpins all her research and teaching, is in the complex relationships between feminism gender injustice and media culture. She has published widely on feminism, popular and political culture, reality television and talk shows, and contemporary dating culture. Jilly has shared her work widely at international conferences and invited talks, and is the editor of Cultural Commons - the short-form section in the European Journal of Cultural Studies. She co-convenes the Media and Gender research group and the Media Cultures research cluster at the University of Leicester. Jilly is interested in supervising PhD projects in the broad areas of feminist media and cultural studies; popular feminism; neoliberal feminism; reality television; contemporary dating culture; and feminist theory. She is programme leader for MA Media Gender and Social Justice. Jilly was interviewed as an academic expert in the forthcoming documentary feature film 'When We Speak' (Wiser Films 2021).

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