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BA (Hons) and MA Communications Studies, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds
Ysabel has recently submitted her PhD thesis, entitled Derision, Guilt and Pleasure: Teen Drama Fandom in a Social Media Age. She is currently an Intern at Microsoft Research New England, where she will spend twelve weeks working on a new project about social media platforms and eating disorders. In September 2017, Ysabel will join the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in Digital Media & Society. She also spends time at the University of Amsterdam’s Digital Methods Initiative, usually at their Summer/Winter Schools.
Ysabel’s main research interests are in:
- Social media and society
- Feminist media theory
- Gender and digital cultures
- Fandom and audience studies
- Digital research methods.
Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield:
Social Media, Data and Society (Seminar Leader, 2016-2017 academic year)
School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds:
MA Dissertation and Research Methods (Guest Lecture, 2016/2017 academic year)
Feminism, Identity and Media (Seminar Leader, 2015/2016 academic year)
Studying Media (Seminar Leader, 2015/2016 academic year)
Introduction to Communication Theory (Seminar Leader, 2013/2014 academic year)
I have also guest lectured on a number of modules, such as: MA Dissertation Research Methods (Leeds), Social Media, Data and Society (Sheffield), and Studying Media (Leeds).
(2016) “Visualizing Junk:Big Data Visualizations and the Need for Feminist Data Studies”, Journal of Communication Inquiry. 40.4: 331-350.
DOI: 10.1177/0196859916666041, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/103443/
(2016) “Book review: Status update: celebrity, publicity, and branding in the social media age, by Alice E. Marwick, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2013, 360 pp., £9.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-30-020938-9”, Celebrity Studies. 7.3: 437-439.
DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2016.1187866, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/105576/
Research Projects & Grants
Alongside Professor Helen Kennedy, Ysabel co-organises the Data Power Conference, an international conference to be held at the University of Carleton in June 2017. Ysabel co-organised the first Data Power Conference, which was held at the University of Sheffield in 2015.
Ysabel also co-organised Dr Katy Parry’s Military and the Media Symposium in 2015, and an internal SMC PhD Symposium in March 2016.
Ysabel has worked as a research assistant on multiple projects, including Dr Helen Thornham’s welfare reforms project; Dr Katy Parry’s representations of contemporary soldiering project, and Dr Lee Edwards’ and Dr Fiona Philips’ Rape Crisis England and Wales project.
Research Centres & Groups
Ysabel is a member of both the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Group and the Feminist Reading Group.