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Rebecca Williams

Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture & Communication, University of South Wales

Dr. Rebecca Williams is Senior Lecturer in Communication, Culture and Media Studies in the Division of Media at the University of South Wales. She completed her PhD, a comparative study of online TV fans and their use of fandom to perform identity work at Cardiff University, and also has a Masters in Critical and Cultural Theory from the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University and a BA (First Class Honours) in Journalism, Film, and Broadcasting from the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.

Rebecca currently teaches modules on Digital Media & Society, Media Audiences & Fandom, Media & Culture in Wales, and Media Production: Critical Analysis. Her current research interests include local celebrity, fan practice in the era of post-object fandom, and place and space in television horror. She recently completed the edited collection “Torchwood: Declassified” and writing a monograph entitled ‘Post-Object Fandom: Television, Identity and Self-Narrative’ to be published in 2015 by Bloomsbury.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Media, Culture & Communication, The University of South Wales


  • 2008 
    Cardiff University, PhD Media & Cultural Studies