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Melissa L. Gould

Senior Lecturer, Head of Department - Critical Media Studies, Auckland University of Technology

Kia ora! I'm a senior lecturer and researcher in the Critical Media Studies Department, at Auckland University of Technology's Te Kura Whakapaho (School of Communication Studies).

My current research focuses on media literacy, promotional culture, and childhood studies, and the mediated representations of gender and religion.

I am particularly interested in how the media helps shape our identity and empowering (particularly young) people to have agency over how they interact with media.


  • 2024–present
    Senior lecturer, Auckland University of Technology
  • 2019–2024
    Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology
  • 2018–2019
    Lecturer, Massey University (Albany)
  • 2007–2010
    Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology


  • 2017 
    Auckland University of Technology, PhD Communication Studies