Kaitlynn Mendes is a Lecturer in Media Studies at DeMontfort University. She currently teaches courses on gender and media, new communication technology, and mass media. She is a former Chair of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, which she held for two years, and is currently the co-editor of Feminist Media Study’s Commentary and Criticism section.
Kaitlynn’s main research interests involve representations of women in the mainstream press, historic reporting
of women’s health issues, and children, news and citizenship. She has published articles in Feminist Media Studies, the International Encyclopedia of Communication, Sociology Compass, and the Routledge Companion to News and Journalism Studies. This is her first year serving on the MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network Coordinating Committee.