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Amy Boyle

PhD Candidate, University of Wollongong

Amy Boyle is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) at the University of Wollongong. Amy’s research explores the representation of women, and the circulation of heteropatriarchies and feminisms through western popular culture. Her dissertation will examine how the movement from the broadcast network to the subscription television environment has cultivated a feminist niche audience and a new demand for women-centric, more explicitly feminist content.

Amy has published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society, Feminist Media Studies and MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture.


  • 2018–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Wollongong
  • 2020–present
    Research Assistant, University of Newcastle
  • 2019–2019
    Research Assistant, University of Wollongong


  • 2017 
    University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


  • 2023
    “Domestic Feminism”: The Politics of Reproduction and Motherhood in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Television & New Media
  • 2023
    Perpetration, Victimhood, and Blame: Australian Newspaper Representations of Domestic Violence, 2000–2020, Violence Against Women
  • 2022
    Screening women's trauma: constructing trauma for television in Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale, Feminist Media Studies
  • 2021
    The Emotional Detective: Gender, Violence and the Post-forensic TV Crime Drama, MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture
  • 2020
    "They Should Have Never Given Us Uniforms If They Didn’t Want Us to Be an Army": The Handmaid’s Tale as Transmedia Feminism, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Professional Memberships

  • Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ)

Research Areas

  • Film, Television And Digital Media (1902)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Film And Television (190204)
  • Screen And Media Culture (200212)
  • Media Studies (200104)