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Red Chidgey

Dr Red Chidgey

Lecturer in Gender and Media

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Tel +44 (0)20 7848 6239
Culture, Media and Creative Industries
King’s College London
2.04 Chesham Building
Strand Campus





Red Chidgey joined CMCI in 2014 as Lecturer in Gender and Media. Prior to taking up her post at King’s, Red lectured at the University of East Anglia and the Universität Salzburg.

 With a long-standing research interest in alternative cultural production, Red has worked on a number of international research projects examining feminist media production in Europe (Austrian Science Fund, 2008-2010), young women as creators of new cultural spaces (Austrian Science Fund, 2008), and DIY youth media (EU 6th Framework, Marie Curie, 2007).

 Her current research examines the relationship between historic and contemporary social movements, mediation and cultural memory.

 Red holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies (London South Bank University) and a MA with Distinction in Critical Theory (University of Sussex).

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Gender, media and culture
  • Post-feminism, digital feminisms and the sexualisation of culture
  • Remembering protest: cultural, mediated and digital memory
  • Creative citizenship and do-it-yourself culture
  • Cultural representations of diversity, including of disability and LGBTIQ communities

Red welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any area of her research interests.

Selected publications


  • Chidgey, R. Feminist Afterlives. Feminist Memory in Postfeminist Times (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan, Memory Studies Series)

Articles and Chapters

  • Chidgey, R.      (2015) ‘A modest reminder? Performing suffragette memory in contemporary      UK feminisms’ in Powerful Times:      Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles, A. Reading and T. Katriel      (eds), Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Chidgey, R.      (2014) ‘Maker pedagogies, Do-It-Yourself feminism and DIY citizenship’ in DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and      Social Media, M. Boler and M. Ratto (eds), MIT Press.
  • Chidgey, R. (2014) ‘Between the therapeutic and the      democratic? Mediating disability memories online’, Hagar: Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities.

 For more details, please see Red's full research profile



Red is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was nominated for a KCL Teaching Excellence Award in 2016. She is passionate about developing participatory, student-centred teaching approaches.

Red convenes Research Approaches and teaches the optional module Cultural Memory (with Jessica Rapson). She serves as the Department Careers and Employability Liaison.

Expertise and public engagement

Red is happy to speak to the media about any area of her research interests.

Public engagement

Passionate about public engagement, Red acted as a UK selection expert for FRAGEN, a collaborative project between women’s libraries and archives in 29 European countries, digitising key feminist texts published since the 1960s.

She was an international collaborator for ‘Making Art, Making Media, Making Change’ (Austrian Science Fund), an arts-based initiative developing feminist educational resources for girls and young women aged 12-26 years old.

More recently, Red co-organised Clear Lines, a four-day arts festival bringing together academics, journalists, campaigners, artists and the public to talk about sexual assault and consent. In recognition of its innovative approach to addressing sexual violence, Clear Lines was nominated for the 2015 Emma Humphreys Memorial Group Prize



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