Jilly Kay is an academic specialising in feminist media and cultural studies. Her research focuses on:
Feminism and popular culture; the gender politics of 'voice'; gender, media and anger; the 'femosphere' and reactionary feminism; reality television and labour
Her first monograph Gender, Media and Voice: Communicative Injustice and Public Speech was published in 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan. She has also published in journals such as Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Media Histories, Continuum, Media History, European Journal of Cultural Studies, and Critical Studies in Television.
She co-convenes the Media and Gender research group, and is co-editor of the European Journal of Cultural Studies.
She is co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project 'Re-CARETV: Reality Television, Working Practices and Duties of Care' (2023-2026).