Amelia Morris

I’m Watching my Weight: Using Foucault’s theory of self-surveillance to explore the dieting industry, the body and representations of fat.


Supervisors: Dr Nicola Smith and Dr John Round

Milly is a second year PhD student at the University of Birmingham and is currently funded by the ESRC on a +2 scholarship. Her thesis uses self-surveillance to explore the dieting industry, the fat female body and fat activism.


Milly previously studied Political Science with International Relations at the University of Birmingham before winning the Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship to study Gender and Media at the University of Sussex. She started her PhD in September 2015 and hopes to finish by 2018.


  • PhD in International Relations with Political Studies
  • MA in Gender and Media, University of Sussex (Distinction)
  • BA (Hons) International Relations with Political Science, University of Birmingham (Class I)

Research interests

The body, reality TV, fatness, food and social media.

Other activities

Milly writes her own blog which can be found at the following link: She is a frequent contributor to the Feminist Academic Collective, a space for feminist ‘rants and musings.’

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