Kristeena Monteith

Kristeena Monteith

PhD researcher

Department of Media and Communications

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Key Expertise
Caribbean, Critical race theory, Postcolonial feminism

About me

Project Title

Digital inequalities reflected and contested in Caribbean feminists online organising

Research Topic 

Kristeena’s research investigates young Caribbean feminists' experiences navigating digital media for political goals, including social, technological and political inequalities and their theorisations of their conditions of struggle.

Kristeena aims to revisit the field of critical race theory in the context of a non-western feminist movement where historical colonialism and contemporary post-colonial rhetorics collide, to examine affordances and limitations of digital media in facilitating or impeding political participation online and furthermore how notions of participation and politics are reconfigured in these settings. 


Kristeena completed a Master of Arts Degree in Media and Creative Industries (with distinction) at Loughborough University London on a Chevening Scholarship and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism (with First Class Honours) from the Caribbean School of Media and Communications (CARIMAC) at The University of the West Indies, Mona.

Prior to starting her PhD, Kristeena spent 10 years designing and leading outreach, advocacy and media projects and platforms in youth, gender and environmental organisations including WE-Change - a community-based, feminist mutual aid organisation working with and for LBTQ and non-binary Jamaicans, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

For her outstanding early career work as a Senior TV and Radio Producer at Talk Up Yout’ - a youth-led media platform, Kristeena was recognized in 2018 by the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, as 1 of 17 UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2020 Kristeena was awarded the Prime Minister’s National Youth Award for Excellence in the category of Journalism - the highest national honour given to young people in Jamaica.

Kristeena is currently studying at LSE on an LSE PhD Studentship.


Professor Shakuntala Banaji and Professor Bart Cammaerts

Expertise Details

Caribbean; Critical race theory; Postcolonial feminism; Social movements; Youth political participation; Digital media