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Emily Hiltz

PhD Candidate


Emily Hiltz is a PhD Candidate and Instructor in the School of Journalism and Communication. Her research explores the cultural production of notorious individuals in sites of popular culture. Suggesting contemporary notoriety is a reflection of visual and gendered practices, her dissertation investigates media coverage related to high-profile women accused and/or convicted of violent crimes. Emily’s other research and teaching applies a critical and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the mediated, cultural, and political processes producing particular subjectivities and discourses. She holds a M.A. in Media Studies from Western University, an Honours B.A. in Media, Information, and Technoculture, and an Honours Writing Certificate also from Western.

Interests: Visual Culture, Gender Theory, Popular Culture<br>Dissertation Working Title: Visualizing Female Violence: Murder, Sexuality, and Images of the Notorious Woman in Popular Culture