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Dr Meredith Jones

Dr Meredith Jones

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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 often speaks publicly about popular culture, and has edited a themed edition of Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty about the Kardashians as well as hosting a scholarly 'Kimposium'.

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.

Meredith has just completed a major book project about Cosmetic Surgery Tourism, called Beautyscapes, based on work she did as part of the Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone project


  • PhD in Cultural Studies, University of Western Sydney, 2006
  • BA Hons. in Women's Studies, 1st Class, University of Sydney, 1998



Undergraduate Programmes

Spring 2018: Convenor: Making Sense of Culture and Society (Methods 2) (Level 1)

Spring 2018: Convenor: Beyond Human (Level 3)

Autumn 2019: Convenor: Visual Cultures (Level 2)

Autumn 2019: Convenor: Gender, Sexuality and Feminism (Level 3) (to be confirmed)

Spring 2019: Convenor: Beyond Human (Level 3)


Newest selected publications

Jones, M. (Accepted) '‘Sleep, Enchantment and Powerful Passivity’', in Gibson, S. (ed.) Re-Enchantment. Ausralia : University of Technology Sydney.

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