Dr Kaitlyn Regehr is a scholar of digital and modern culture, and documentarian. In addition to serving as a topic specialist for BBC World and a presenter for Canada’s Slice Network, she has created content for iTunes, SWR (DE), ARTE (FR) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF Bell Lightbox).
Regehr’s work explores modern society, gender and the consequences of new technologies. Her current projects include mapping the ♯MeToo era; an investigation into “INCEL” and online masculinity communities; and the tensions between nature and technology in modern birth culture.
She is currently working with Professor Jessica Ringrose (UCL) on a commission from the Mayor of London, which uses digital storytelling to map women’s experiences of advertising in public space. The culminating multi-media report – and corresponding quantitative survey of 2000 participants – will lead to policy changes to advertising in London’s public space.
Regehr’s book with photographer Matilda Temperley, on one of the first sex worker unions in America, The League of Exotic Dancers was released in 2017 (Oxford University Press).
Regehr serves as a lecturer at the University of Kent, where she has developed programming on digital storytelling, social media and participatory culture. She holds a doctorate from King’s College London and a masters degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.