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.
- 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
‘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.
ISBN 9781137543240UEA Repository
Women politicians in the UK press: not seen and not heard?,
in Feminist Media Studies
pp. 293-307Full Text UEA Repository
Transition, crisis and nostalgia: Youth masculinity and postfeminism in contemporary Hollywood, an analysis of Superbad,
in Boyhood Studies
pp. 5-24Full Text UEA Repository
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.
ISBN 978-1-137-38465-2UEA Repository
The Limits of Masculinity: Boys, Taste and Cultural Consumption,
in Debating Modern Masculinities : Change, Continuity, Crisis?.
ISBN 978-1-137-39483-5Full Text UEA Repository
Constructing the nation in reality TV: a comparative study,
pp. 729-739Full Text UEA Repository
Book Review: Screening Gender on Television: The Views of Producers Around the World,
in Feminist Media Studies
pp. 571-572Full Text UEA Repository
Competing Femininities: the Construction of Teen Femininities in Magazine Adverts,
in Networking Knowledge
pp. 59-83UEA Repository
Book Review: Girl zines: making media, doing feminism,
in Journal of Gender Studies
pp. 97-99Full Text UEA Repository
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.
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.
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Plagiarism Officer (2014 - 2016)