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Maria Tomlinson

Lecturer in Public Communication and Gender

Current Project:

"Menstrual Activism in the Media: Reducing Stigma and Tackling Social Inequalities"

(Funded by the Leverhulme Trust)

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Lecturer in Public Communication and Gender, University of Sheffield

I have a very interdisciplinary research and teaching profile. My areas of interest and expertise include menstruation, feminism, gender, social media, journalism, sociology, postcolonial studies and contemporary women's writing in French.

My current research is on the impact of the period movement, social media, and journalism on young people's perceptions of menstruation. This includes their knowledge and attitudes towards related health and social topics such as period poverty, endometriosis, reusable products, and transgender people who menstruate.

I'm currently writing a book which is based on my interviews with 32 activists in the UK, focus groups with 77 teenagers, and media analysis. The book is entitled: The Menstrual Movement in the Media: Reducing Stigma and Tackling Social Inequalities and will be published with Palgrave Macmillan.

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