Meredith Jones is a Reader in Gender and Media Studies, and is Director of the Research Centre for Global Lives.
She edits the Routledge series Gender, Bodies and Transformation.
Meredith works at the intersections of media theory, gender studies, and cultural studies. She is particularly interested in popular culture, visuality, and embodiment, and has published widely in these areas. Her chapter 'Media-Bodies and Photoshop' (2013) is a good example of how she links them. She has recently edited a themed edition of Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty about the Kardashians. Her first book, Skintight: An Anatomy of Cosmetic Surgery is a foundational text in studies of Makeover Culture, cosmetic surgery and feminist theories of the body. Her other books include a major collection of feminist writing about cosmetic surgery that she co-edited with philosopher Cressida Heyes, Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer. She founded the Trunk series of books with artist and designer Suzanne Boccalatte, which includes curated collections of artworks and essays about Hair and Blood.
- PhD in Cultural Studies, University of Western Sydney, 2006
- BA Hons. in Women's Studies, 1st Class, University of Sydney, 1998
Autumn 2017: Convenor: Visual Cultures (Level 2)
Autumn 2017: Lecturer: Making Sense of Culture and Society (Methods 1) (Level 1)
Spring 2018: Convenor: Making Sense of Culture and Society (Methods 2) (Level 1)
Spring 2018: Convenor: Beyond Human (Level 3)
Meredith is interested in supervising excellent doctoral candidates in the broad areas of Gender Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies and Feminist Theory, especially as they pertain to embodiment. She has supervised PhDs about: Japanese Culture and Fashion; Place and Trauma; Screenwriting; Transgression and Subjectivity; Photography and Identity; Kinaesthesia and Trauma; Barebacking Websites; Transgender Spaces; Queer Domesticity; Trans* Health, and Cosmetic Surgery.
Newest selected publications
Jones, M., Holliday, R., Bell, D., Cheung, O. and Probyn, E. (Accepted) 'Sun Sea Sand and Silicone Aesthetic surgery tourism in the UK and Australia'.
Jones, M. (Accepted) '‘Sleep, Enchantment and Powerful Passivity’', in Gibson, S. (ed.) Re-Enchantment. Ausralia : University of Technology Sydney.
Jones, M. (2015) 'Sleep, Radical Hospitality, and Makeover’s Anti-Matter'. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 18 (3). pp. 333 - 345. ISSN: 1460-356X
Jones, M., Holliday, R., Bell, D., Cheung, O. and Probyn, E. (2014) 'Brief encounters: Assembling cosmetic surgery tourism'. Social science & medicine. ISSN: 0037-7856
Jones, M., holliday, R., bell, D. and probyn, E. (2014) '‘Facebook and Facelifts: Communities of Cosmetic Surgery Tourists’', in Lean, G. (ed.) Travel and Transformation. Oxford : Ashgate. pp. 189 - 204. ISBN 13: 978-1-4094-6763-2.