Lecturer in Media
Monash University


Website: https://monash.academia.edu/AkaneKanai

Research expertise:

  • Youth, gender and race
  • Digital cultures
  • Feminism and feminist media cultures

Key publications:

  •  Kanai, A. (2019) Gender and relatability in digital culture: Managing affect, intimacy and value. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  •  Kanai, A. (2017) ‘The best friend, Other girls, hot guys, creeps and boyfriends: the relational production of self on Tumblr’. Feminist Media Studies, 17 (6), 911-925. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1298647
  • Kanai, A. (2017) ‘On not taking the self seriously: resilience, relatability and humour in young women’s Tumblr blogs’. European Journal of Cultural Studies. Online first. DOI: 10.1177/1367549417722092
  •  Kanai, A. (2017) ‘Girlfriendship and sameness: affective belonging in a digital intimate public.’ Journal of Gender Studies, 26(3), 293-306. doi: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1281108