Biography

Tori’s teaching, research and outreach interests lay in feminism and the politics of identity. Having completed her BA and MA in the School of Political, Social and International Studies, Tori decided to continue her studies here and undertake a PhD. Her thesis, ‘Appropriate Articulations of Taste: The (re)production of gender in contemporary youth taste cultures’ was an exploration of how gender is reproduced when young people talk about the things that they like and was awarded in 2014.

Career History

  • Lecturer in Humanities, Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, University of East Anglia, Sept 2013 – Present.
  • Lecturer in Popular Culture, Department of English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University, Spring 2013.
  • Lecturer in Politics and Media, School of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia Autumn, 2011.
  • Associate Tutor, School of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia, January 2010 – September 2013.
  • MA (with Distinction) Media and Cultural Politics; BA(hons) The Politics and Sociology of Contemporary Culture (First Class) – University of East Anglia

All Publications

(2016)

‘I’m an Early Career Feminist Academic: Get Me Out of Here?’: Encountering and Resisting the Neoliberal Academy,

in Being an Early Career Feminist Academic : Global Perspectives, Experiences and Challenges.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 267-284

ISBN 9781137543240

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


O'Neill, D., Savigny, H., Cann, V.

(2015)

Women politicians in the UK press: not seen and not heard?,

in Feminist Media Studies

16

(2)

pp. 293-307

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cann, V., Horton, E.

(2015)

Transition, crisis and nostalgia: Youth masculinity and postfeminism in contemporary Hollywood, an analysis of Superbad,

in Boyhood Studies

8

(2)

pp. 5-24

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cann, V.

(2015)

Girls and Cultural Consumption: 'Typical Girls', 'Fangirls' and the Value of Femininity,

in The Politics of Being a Woman: Feminism, Media and 21st Century Popular Culture.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 154-174

ISBN 978-1-137-38465-2

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Cann, V.

(2014)

The Limits of Masculinity: Boys, Taste and Cultural Consumption,

in Debating Modern Masculinities : Change, Continuity, Crisis?.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 17-34

ISBN 978-1-137-39483-5

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Cann, V.

(2013)

Constructing the nation in reality TV: a comparative study,

in Continuum

27

(5)

pp. 729-739

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Cann, V.

(2013)

Book Review: Screening Gender on Television: The Views of Producers Around the World,

in Feminist Media Studies

13

(3)

pp. 571-572

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

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Cann, V.

(2012)

Competing Femininities: the Construction of Teen Femininities in Magazine Adverts,

in Networking Knowledge

5

(1)

pp. 59-83

UEA Repository

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Cann, V.

(2011)

Book Review: Girl zines: making media, doing feminism,

in Journal of Gender Studies

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(1)

pp. 97-99

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(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Tori’s research interests are in the field of gender and identity during youth. She is particularly interested in how gender is reproduced through taste articulations and ideas of ‘appropriate’ performances of identity. Tori’s research interests lay broadly in the area of identity politics and feminism.

Teaching Interests

Tori teaches in the field of cultural studies. She primarily teaches at Foundation Year level where students are introduced to research methodologies, key concepts in the humanities and study skills.

She is interested in supervising dissertations and research projects in the area of identity (particularly gender, race, class and sexuality), feminism(s), cultural politics, and popular culture.

Tori is especially committed to teaching and encouraging the learning of students from a diverse range of backgrounds, particularly those from under-represented groups in higher education.

In 2015 Tori was awarded the UEA Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professional Activities

Administrative Posts

Employability Director (2015 - present)

Enterprise and Engagement Officer (2015 - present)

Plagiarism Officer (2014 - 2016)