Photo of Lyn ThomasLyn Thomas
Emeritus Professor (Media and Film)


Lyn's current research focuses on narratives of class migration in French and British literature and sociology; contemporary French women's writing, especially Annie Ernaux, and life writing. She has published a memoir called 'Clothes Pegs: A Woman's Life in 30 Outfits' at She has also published on: media audiences; 'quality' media and fan cultures; radio soap opera and radio audiences online; the relationship between religion, spirituality and media in contemporary Britain; representations of 'suspect communities' in the British press and impacts on Irish communities and Muslim communities living in Britain. Recent publications include a chapter entitled: "Sharing experiences of 'suspect communities' in Britain: Irish Catholic and Muslim women's 'voices in harmony'" in Contemporary Encounters in Gender and Religion (Gemzöe, Keinänen and Maddrell, eds)