Tessa Reed

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Film Studies, Media Studies/Feminist Media Studies, Star Studies, Girlhood Studies


Introduction to British Cinema


Tessa Reed is a film and media studies scholar with particular expertise in star studies. She completed her PhD entitled "Girl Stars, Alternative Girlhoods and Sexuality in Twenty-first Century American Cinema" at King's College London, where she is now a Lecturer in the Culture, Media and Creative Industries Department. Tessa also lectures for both the CIEE and IES Abroad programmes, teaching the courses Gender, Media & Identity and Censored! What the British Couldn't See, respectively. Her additional research interests include girlhood studies, feminist media studies, teen film and genre studies. Tessa is an active researcher who contributes to the film studies conference circuit., attending conferences such as The Screen Studies Conference and The British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Conference. She is currently writing a chapter for the forthcoming Stars & Franchises edited collection.