Maria Tomlinson

Researcher and lecturer specialising in gender, the body, sociology and the media.

Current Project:

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

(Funded by the Leverhulme Trust)


About Me

Interdisciplinary Researcher and Lecturer

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. I am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield. I am researching media representations of menstruation and their impact on society. I am focusing in particular on the impact of menstrual activism on young people's perceptions of periods. I am working with advocates from across the UK and schools/college in Yorkshire. I am still recruiting schools in Yorkshire for my research project, so do get in touch if you are interested in taking part. I am also involved in menstrual advocacy and pleased to offer my expertise to menstrual-related campaigns.