Dr Kaitlyn Regehr is a gender theorist and scholar of cultural studies. She is best known to the public as a topic specialist for BBC World, presenter of documentary programs on networks including the Bio Network (UK) and the Slice Network (Canada) and through her popular publications. Her book, “The League of Exotic Dancers” (Oxford University Press), was published with photographer Matilda Temperley and released of May of 2017.
In 2015, Regehr reported an assault which occurred on a West London bus on social media. This viral, and heavily publicised incident sparked her recent work with Jessica Ringrose (University College London) surrounding contemporary digital feminism and social media campaigns responding to sexual assault and rape culture. Regehr has gone on to serve as a topic specialist for BBC World on these themes.
Regehr has created documentary content for iTunes and networks such as Super Channel (CA), SWR (DE) and ARTE (FR). She is currently working on a documentary project about the lives and work of forensic psychiatrists, which draws from her upbringing as a child of a ”clink shrink” and takes a narrative and personal approach to presenting the professionals who analyze the world’s most notorious sex offenders.
Following the success of “The League of Exotic Dancers”, an illustrated cultural history of one of America’s first sex workers’ unions, she is presently working on her second book with photographer Jessica Earnshaw on the criminalisation of midwives in twenty-three US states and the intensification surrounding the politics of women’s bodies in the Trump era.
Regehr holds a doctorate from King’s College London and a masters degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.