Dr Sharon Lockyer
Reader - Sociology & Communications
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. (Accepted) 'Women and Comedy', in Ross, K. (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media and Communication. Wiley.
Lockyer, S. (2020) 'From Toothpick Legs to Dropping Vaginas: Gender and Sexuality n Joan Rivers’ Stand-up Comedy', in Wilkie, I. (ed.) The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader. Routledge. pp. 213 - 223.
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.
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
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