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Dr Kate Gilchrist
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
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Appointment
  • Lecturer (Teaching) in Digital Media: Critical Studies
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

 

Dr Kate Gilchrist is a feminist researcher whose work explores the intersections between lived experience and cultural representation. Her research interests include feminine subjectivities, mediated understandings of intimate life, alternative relationship formations, gender performativity, digital intimate publics and singlehood. 


Prior to her position as Lecturer (Teaching) at UCL, she was a Visiting Fellow/MSc Guest Teacher at the Media and Communications and Gender Studies Departments at the London School of Economics. She was formerly a Dissertation Supervisor for MA students at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. Kate has an MSc in Gender from LSE’s Department of Gender Studies, a BA in English Literature and History from the University of Sheffield, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP. Kate also has over a decade of experience working in magazine and journal publishing.

 


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Dr Kate Gilchrist completed her ESRC-funded PhD in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE in April 2021. Her thesis focused on how feminine subjectivity is constructed through discourses of singledom, drawing upon postfeminist and psychosocial theory, using the conceptual lens of fantasy. It centred on an intersectional analysis of contemporary US-UK popular culture and self-narratives of lived experience to theorise singledom as a form of gendered performativity. It contributed to a deeper understanding of how psychic life is shaped through and by cultural discourses, and how this is experienced within women’s everyday lives. Kate is currently adapting her thesis into a monograph. As well as publications based on her thesis, Kate has also co-published on single women and inequalities of class and disability on AirBnB.

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