My name is Hannah Albone, and I am an MA graduate of Communication, Culture and Media, with a specialism in Digital Media and Culture from Coventry University, graduating with a Distinction in November 2016. My MA dissertation was titled ‘Get on my level basics! Basic Bitches: Femininity, Instagram, and Postfeminism’ and examined issues such as femininity, feminism, postfeminism, the female body, social media, selfies, and socio-political-economic contexts through the analysis of selfies tagged on Instagram via the hashtag of #basicbitch.
I also completed my BA in Media and Communication at Coventry University, graduating First Class in November 2015. I wrote my BA dissertation on the topic of asexuality and the performance of femininity with relation to the Human Barbie, Valeria Lukyanova.It was from this that my interest in femininity as a performance and as an identity began to emerge.
I have presented my MA research at two academic conferences: Girls on Film: Visualising femininities in contemporary culture (Northumbria University, May 2016), and Researching social media use: Identity, Community, and Political Dissent (De Montfort University, July 2016),
My primary areas of interest include: femininity, beauty and beauty culture, performativity (in relation to femininity) feminism (post and third wave particularly), identity and embodiment, and affectivity. Some of my influences include: Sara Ahmed, Michel Foucault, Anthony Giddens, Rosalind Gill, Elizabeth Grosz, Shelley Budgeon, Rebecca Coleman, Adrienne Evans, and Amy Shields Dobson.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, and I hope you find something of interest here!
Note: The picture in the banner of my blog is not mine. Copyright goes to William Albone. http://www.flickr.com/photos/willalbone/7073654659/in/photostream