Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Victoria Jaynes

PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant

Clothworkers' Building North

Office hours: Wednesday 2-3pm 2.16 Clothworkers' Building North

Victoria is a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication on a full scholarship from the Economic and Social Research Council. She is supervised by Dr Nancy Thumim and Professor Sally Hines (School of Sociology and Social Policy). Her research explores young people’s everyday experiences of the digital from an interdisciplinary feminist perspective. Victoria holds a BA in History of Art and an MA in Gender Studies, both also undertaken at the University of Leeds. She is currently a member of the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Group, Feminist Reading Group and Political Performance Group within the school. Victoria is currently a teaching assistant on COMM1230 Introduction to Media and Communication Research. She has previously taught on COMM3250 Feminism, Identity and Media, COMM1960 Studying Media, COMM1230 Introduction to Communication research. She is currently teaching on COMM2910 Communication Research Methods and SLSP0121 Understanding Social Inequalities, SLSP2050 Sociology of Gender in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

Research Interests

Digital media and identity

Feminist theory

Young people and youth culture

(Self) representation and the digital

Ethnographic methods

Everyday experiences of gender

Social theory and embodiment



Current teaching: COMM2910 Communication Research Methods and SLSP0121 Understanding Social Inequalities, SLSP2050 Sociology of Gender in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

I have previously taught on the following modules:

COMM1230 Introduction to Media and Communication Research

COMM1960 Studying Media

COMM3250 Feminism, Identity and Media

Research Centres & Groups

Visual Media and Digital Cultures Research Group

Feminist Reading Group

Political Performance Reading Group

Professional Practice

Conference Presentations:

Affective Politics of Social Media Symposium. University of Turku, Finland. 12th -13th October, 2017
Paper Titled: ‘Snakes, Streaks and Screenshots – Embodied experiences of the digital.’

Talking Bodies: An international, Interdisciplinary Conference. The Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester. 19th – 22nd April 2017
Paper Titled: ‘From Mugs to the Roadman – Understanding Embodied Experience.

International Communication Association Young Scholars Preconference: ‘Communicating the Power of Visuals’, ICA Visual Communication Studies Division, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan. June 2016
Poster Titled: Researching Young People’s Embodied Experiences of Visual Digital Culture.

Girls on film – Visualising Femininities in Contemporary Culture: Northumbria University. 23rd May 2016
Paper titled: ‘Talking with teens – Embodied experiences of contemporary visual culture.’


Jaynes, V. (2017). Book review: Cupcakes, Pinterest and Ladyporn: feminised popular culture in the early twenty- first century, edited by Elana Levine, Champaign, University of Illinois Press, 2015, 284 pp., £28.00 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-252-08108-8. Celebrity Studies, 8(1), pp.178-180, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19392397.2016.1272853

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