Ms Margaret Montgomerie

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Research group(s): Media Discourse Group (MDG)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7322




Research group affiliations

Key research outputs

  • 2013 Screen Discourses of Disability. Dodgy Discourse and the Moral Low Ground  a Monograph for Continuum Press/ Bloomsbury New York (Forthcoming)
  • 2011 ‘The Lives of Others, re-remembering the German Democratic Republic’ Image and Narrative Vol 12 No2 2011
  • 2010 ‘Mischief and Monstrosity: Little Britain and disability’ for Dr Sharon Lockyer (Ed) Reading Little Britain I.B Tauris 
  • 2010 Alter special edition on the Iconography of Disability, Visibility, Empathy and Derision: Popular Television Representations of Disability

Research interests/expertise

Media discourses of identity and in particular the mediation of marginal and stigmatised identities, I have researched female creativity and feminist film makers, queer media discourse, minority ethnic discourse ( East German / Ossie Discourse in post Re-unification Germany) and media discourses of disability.

Areas of teaching

  • Media Gender and Identity
  • Media Technology and Crisis
  • Media analysis and criticism


  • MA Communication Studies
  • BA Hons History of Art design and Film

Membership of external committees

  • MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network Committee member 2001 – ongoing, founder member, events organiser.
  • MeCCSA Disability Studies Network, Founder member 2010 ongoing, committee member, events.
  • Console-ing Passions, Feminism, Television, Video, Audio and New Media International Conference.
  • Board member since 1997 and referee for papers and panels for conferences.

Conference attendance

Co- host and organiser:  MeCCSA Women’s Studies Network research symposium: Mediating Women, War and Terror September 2011 De Montfort University, Funded by MeCCSA.

Co Host and Organiser: MeCCSA Disability Studies Network inaugural conference, Currents in the Mainstream September 2010 De Montfort University, Funded by MeCCSA.

Console-ing Passions Adelaide July 2011 presented paper: Dirty Love: disability and the implication of perverse sexuality.

Body in 2 Movement University of Montpellier, Plenary speaker Theme 3 Image and Dramatization of the Body funded by SANTESIH 2009.

MeCCSA Bradford presented conference paper: What is at stake in researching and writing about Media representations of Disability, Funded by the Media, Film and Journalism Research Committee. 2009.

Seminaire Methodologique Sue Les Images de Handicap University of Montpellier, Invited to present a paper and be a discussant. Presented: Little Britain: Methodological Issues 2008 funded by SANTESIH.

Other forms of public presentation:

Guest on the Outside Centre Radio Show WCR FM 2009.

Current research students

  • Christine Bennett, PhD, part-time first supervisor
  • Finola Jilly Kay, PhD, full-time second supervisor

Professional esteem indicators

Journal Refereeing information:

  • Communication and Cultural Critique

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