Staff Profiles

Dr Hannah Yelin

Senior Lecturer in Media and Culture

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Hannah Yelin

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488486


Location: Harcourt Hill Campus

I am a Senior Lecturer in Media and Culture, and Subject Coordinator for the BA Communication, Media and Culture degree programme. My research interests centre around celebrity memoir and women in the public eye. My book, Celebrity Memoir: From Ghostwriting to Gender Politics, is forthcoming with Palgrave. I am co-investigator on the research project Girls, Leadership and Women in the Public Eye. I run the Celebrity Culture Club, a series of events bringing together academics, those working in the media, and interested members of the public to discuss the important issues of the day relating to celebrity culture. I have presented my research as an invited/key speaker at Oxford University, King's College London, the University of Portsmouth and the CMCS conference in New York. I have won awards from both UEA and Oxford Brookes for my research. I am on the steering committee for the MeCCSA Women's Network and have judged the Feminist and Women's Association Book Prize. My research on Meghan Markle, the British Monarchy and Feminism has been featured in the press around the globe including interviews for Sky News and Grazia in the UK. Before returning to academia to do a PhD at UEA, I had a 12 year career in the media, producing award winning work for organisations such as the BBC and UKTV.