Dr Carolyn Michelle
Senior Lecturer, Women's & Gender Studies
Qualifications: MSocSc, PhD Waikato
Programme:Women's and Gender Studies
Faculty:Arts and Social Sciences
Research Interests and Expertise
My current research interest is in the area of gender and new technologies, particularly human assisted reproduction and emerging biogenetic technologies. I am also presently engaged in collaborative research projects on audience reception theory and research. In the recent past I have conducted research on co-constructions of gender and ethnicity in advertising, media representations of domestic violence (with C. Kay Weaver), and discursive constructions of ‘motherhood’ and ‘the family’.
I have experience using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, including feminist poststructuralist discourse analysis, structured/semi-structured/unstructured interviewing, feminist content analysis, survey research, and Q methodology. I have a growing interest in emerging online research methodologies and am currently engaged in two projects using online research tools.
Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler.
Schmidt, J., Michelle, C., & Simon-Kumar, R. (2016). Editorial: Women's Studies Journal. Women's Studies Journal, 30(2), 3-5.
Davis, C. H., Michelle, C., Hardy, A., & Hight, C. (2016). Making global audiences for a Hollywood ‘blockbuster’ feature film: Marketability, playability and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). Journal of Fandom Studies, 4(1), 105-125.
Michelle, C., Davis, C. H., & Vladica, F. (2015). Understanding variation in audience engagement and response: An application of the composite model to receptions of Avatar. In Z. Vukanovic, J. B. Lesourd, & S. Wildman (Eds.), Consumption and Branding Value Networks in New Media Markets (Vol. 1, pp. 245-280). Mediaxxi-Formalpress.
Michelle, C., Davis, C. H., Hardy, A. L., & Hight, C. (2015). Pleasure, disaffection, 'conversion' or rejection? The (limited) role of prefiguration in shaping audience engagement and response. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 18 pages. doi:10.1177/1367877915571407
Papers I Teach
Recent PhD projects I have supervised:
- Susan Chapman, 'The Visual Representation of New Zealand Women Athletes in Print Media'
- Jane Cook, 'Sex, Metaphysics and Mental-ease'
- Kim Anh Duong, 'A feminist critical evaluation of the Vietnamese National Action Programme on Trafficking in Women'
- Ernesta Mosha, 'Discursive Constructions of Gender-Based Violence In Kiswahili Novels'
- Jane Wambui Njagi, 'Abortion Discourses And Politics In Kenya'
- Arezou Zalipour, 'The Cinema of Asian Diaspora in New Zealand'
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