Ms Claire Sedgwick

Job: PhD Candidate

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Media and Communication

Research group(s): Media Discourse Group

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

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Personal profile

I am currently working towards my PhD in Journalism. My research focuses on the relevance of feminist magazines and zines on the feminist movement and how key discussions about the distinction between the second and third wave can be mapped through the representation of feminist issues in feminist publications.

Research interests/expertise

Second Wave Feminism, Third Wave Feminism, Feminist Magazines, Women’s Writing, Feminist Publishing 


  • BA (Hons) English Literature (2010), Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • MRes English Literature (2011), Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Feminist and Women’s Studies Association, 2012- Present
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association, 2012- Present 

Conference attendance

Conference Papers

Sedgwick, C. (2011) ‘Poets on Screen – Creating Myths or Representing Reality’ Beyond Adaptation - Appropriations, Allusions and Intertextuality, De Monftfort University, 27th January 2011