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Dr Sharon Lockyer

Dr Sharon Lockyer
Reader - Sociology & Communications

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I joined the School of Social Sciences as a Lecturer in Sociology and Communications in September 2006. From May 2002 - September 2006 I was a Lecturer, and then Senior Lecturer, in Media Studies at De Montfort University. Prior to that I was a Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University (June 2000 - April 2002) whilst also finishing my PhD thesis. Between the completion of my undergraduate degree and embarking on my doctorial research I worked as an Advertising Executive for Bailey Newspaper Group.


  • PhD Communication and Media Studies (Loughborough)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert) (Brunel)
  • BSc Communication and Media Studies (Loughborough)

Newest selected publications

Lockyer, S. (2019) '‘It’s Really Scared of Disability’: Disabled Comedians’ Perspectives of the British Television Comedy Industry', in Kuppers, P. (ed.) Disability, Arts and Culture: International Critical Approaches. Intellect.

Book chapter

Laineste, L. and Lockyer, S. (2019) 'Introduction: Special Issue dedicated to Christie Davies'. Humor, 32 (2). pp. 147 - 149. ISSN: 0933-1719 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lockyer, S. and Savigny, H. (2019) 'Rape Jokes Aren’t Funny: The Mainstreaming of Rape Jokes in Contemporary Newspaper Discourse'. Feminist Media Studies. pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 1468-0777 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lockyer, S. (2016) 'Comedy Matters: On the Impact of Comedy'. Humor: international journal of humor research, 29 (2). pp. 153 - 155. ISSN: 1613-3722 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lockyer, S. and Popa, D. (2016) ''I Like the Metamorphosis of the Characters': Dynamics of Transnational Television Comedy Engagement'. International Journal of Communication, 10 (1). pp. 20 - 41. ISSN: 1932-8036 Open Access Link

Journal article
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