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Patricia (Stein) Routh


Professional Status

Open to opportunities

About Me

Lecturer in Media Production, Employability and Critical theory.
Freelance Digital Designer/Producer and Doctoral Candidate in Media and Communications.
Research interests cover a range of topics related to digital media and visual culture.


PhD (Predicted)

University of Leicester
August 2015 to December 2021
Short description

PhD Topic: The Creative Practice of Selfies: Playful Expression and Subversion in Digital Culture.

Details and Extracurriculars
  • Publications:
  • Routh, Patricia. 'The Politics of Transformation: Selfie Production of the Visually Marginalised' in Karatzogianni, A., Nguyen, D. and Serafinelli, E. (eds) The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere: Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Routh, Patricia. A poststructuralist review of selfies: Moving beyond heteronormative visual rhetoric. for(e)dialogue, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 4-14, mar. 2016. ISSN 2398-0532.
  • Conferences
  • The Politics of Transformation: Selfie Performativity Beyond of the Hegemonic Visual Rhetoric', PhD Seminar 2015, University of Leicester, Department of Media and Communication, Bankfield House.
  • Gender Performativity and Selfie Creation: Beyond the Binaries of Heteronormative Visual Rhetoric, 2015, NDiMR New Directions in Research, University Of Leicester, Department of Media and Communication.
  • November 26th, 2014 - Gendering Happiness: The Power of Pleasure. "Affect and Identity in Selfie Production". University of Hull, WISE
  • November 13 - 15, 2014 - Material Matters in Times of Crisis Capitalism, "Affect and Memory in Selfie Production". Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • January, 16th 2014 - The Curated Ego: "What Makes a Good Selfie? " National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • April11-12 2013-Conflict and Dialogue in Transnational and Digital Diaspora Networks, New Aesthetic Nostalgia as a Bridge to the Present.". University of Hull, WISE
  • Associate Editor - for(e)dialogue
  • Branding, Web Design and Content Producer - MeCCSA PGN 2016
  • PhD Representative - 2015 -2016


University of Hull
September 2012 to June 2014
Short description



School of Art and New Media, University of Hull
September 2009 to September 2010
Short description

Digital Media

Details and Extracurriculars
  • Research spotlighted the Uncanny Valley as a methodology for understanding the acceptance and perception of realistic skin texture within digital photographic post-processes. Following University research ethics guidelines, built on-line quantitative and qualitative study and secure mysql database.Successfully completed all coursework and training requirements for Master of Science.


Kansas City Art Institute
September 1982 to August 1985
Short description

Sculpture, Experimental Media Arts