Dr Simidele Dosekun

Dr Simidele Dosekun

Assistant Professor

Department of Media and Communications

Room No
FAW 6.01i
Office Hours
By appointment on Student Hub
English, French
Key Expertise
Gender and Media

About me

Dr Simidele Dosekun is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where she also serves as Programme Director for the MSc Global Media and Communications (LSE and Fudan) and MSc Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT).

Dr Dosekun's research centres African women to explore questions of gender, race, subjectivity, and power in a global context. She is the author of Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture, and co-editor of African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics. Her work has appeared in the journals Feminist Media Studies, Feminism and PsychologyQualitative Inquiry, and Feminist Africa, among others. 

Before joining LSE, Dr Dosekun was Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. She received her PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies from King’s College London.

Expertise Details

Gender and Media; Race and Ethnicity; Africa; Consumer and Popular Cultures; Representation; Globalisation; Feminist Theory; Qualitative Research Methodologies; Knowledge Politics




Other publications

View Dr Simidele Dosekun's publications


Dr Dosekun convenes the Dissertation: Media and Communications course, and the optional course Mediated Feminisms. She also contributes to team-taught courses relating to theories and concepts (MC408/MC418) and research methodologies (MC4M1/MC4M2). 


Dr Dosekun’s first book, Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culturewas published in 2020 by the University of Illinois Press. The book concerns young, class-privileged Nigerian women who dress in a hyperbolically feminine style. Based on interviews, it argues that these women see themselves as neoliberal postfeminist subjects – ‘already empowered,’ in short. The book offers a new conceptual and methodological understanding of postfeminism as a performative and transnationally mobile culture, and a closely theorised account of how women embody and, to some extent, suffer this culture in the flesh.  

A book collection, African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics, co-edited with Dr. Mehita Iqani of Wits University, was published in 2019 by Intellect Books. With original case studies spanning the African continent, from Togo to the former Zaire to Angola, African Luxury explores the visual and material cultures of different, extant forms of the production, consumption and representation of wealth, indulgence and lavishness there. It is the first book to focus on ‘luxury’ as a distinct category of consumption and practice in Africa.