FIMS Profile

Brittany Melton

  • About Me

PhD student in Media Studies

BA, Popular Culture, Brock University
MA, Popular Culture, Brock University

Areas of Research Interest
Feminist theory; Television Studies; Social Media Studies


“Navigating Gender Performances on Republican TikTok” First author: Sydney Forde, Popular Culture Association Conference, Panel: Politics Portrayed in Electronic Print and Media, 2022, Seattle, Washington (accepted)

“Metabolism vs Energy: Multivitamin Packaging in Canada”, First author: Sydney Forde, Canadian Communication Association Conference 2021, Alberta, Canada

“Gen Z: What has changed in advertising over your lifetime?”, Canadian Communication Association Conference 2021, Alberta, Canada

 “Quality Television: Challenging the Norm in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Panel: Body/BAWDY Politics: Gender and Popular Culture,

Popular Culture Association of Canada 2018, Niagara Falls, Canada



“Multivitamins might not provide that extra kick”. National Post. “Oh! The Humanities”


Research Experience

Course Developer. Graduate Research Assistant (Supervisor: Giulia Forsythe, CPI Teaching & Learning, Brock University).

Gen Z’s Practices for Resisting Ads. Graduate Research Assistant (Supervisor: Dr. Karen Smith, Brock University).

iPads, Free Data and Young Peoples’ Rights: Refractions from a Universal Access Model During the Pandemic. Graduate Research Assistant (Supervisor: Dr. Karen Smith, Brock University).

Popular Culture MA Curriculum Committee. Graduate Research Assistant (Supervisor: Dr. Marian Bredin, Brock University).