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Ella Fegitz

Department for the Study of Culture


Research interests: gendered ageing, work and retirement, neoliberalism, post-feminism, inequality, media & digital culture, social policy and lived experience.

Ella is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department for the Study of Culture. Her research focuses on the construction of post-feminist subjectivity in neo-liberal societies and its relation to media representations. Since September 2019, she has engaged in an interdisciplinary research that explores discourses about ageing entrepreneurial femininity in both popular culture and public policy in the UK, as well as how these discourses are embodied, resisted or subverted by older women workers. A further research interest connected with this project is the intersection of sexism and ageism (and - potentially - classism and racism) with issues of digital literacy, and their effect on women's perceived employability.