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AG20, College Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



I am originally from Canada, but have studied, worked, and lived in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, and now the U.K. Before getting a Ph.D., I worked as a television and radio producer and reporter. My research interests focus on how human rights are covered in various types of news platforms, focusing particularly on women's rights. I also study digital news reporting and contextual influences such as hegemony.


  1. Ph.D., Texas Tech University, United States, Sep 2013 – May 2016
  2. LL.M. in Human Rights, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong



  1. Blumell, L. and Hellmueller, L. (2019). Celebrity Coverage. In Vos, T.P. and Hanusch, F. (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Massachusetts, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 978-1-118-84167-9.

Journal articles (18)

  1. Blumell, L. and Mulupi, D. (2020). Presidential framing in the Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill cases. Communication Review, 23(2), pp. 91–121. doi:10.1080/10714421.2020.1776042.
  2. Blumell, L.E. and Rodriguez, N.S. (2020). Ambivalent Sexism and Gay Men in the US and UK. Sexuality and Culture, 24(1), pp. 209–229. doi:10.1007/s12119-019-09635-1.
  3. Blumell, L.E., Bunce, M., Cooper, G. and McDowell, C. (2020). Refugee and Asylum News Coverage in UK Print and Online Media. Journalism Studies, 21(2), pp. 162–179. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2019.1633243.
  4. Blumell, L.E. (2020). Bro, foe, or ally? Measuring ambivalent sexism in political online reporters. Feminist Media Studies, 20(1), pp. 53–69. doi:10.1080/14680777.2018.1546211.
  5. Cooper, G., Blumell, L. and Bunce, M. (2020). Beyond the ‘refugee crisis’: How the UK news media represent asylum seekers across national boundaries. International Communication Gazette. doi:10.1177/1748048520913230.
  6. Blumell, L.E. and Mulupi, D. (2020). “Newsrooms need the metoo movement.” Sexism and the press in Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria. Feminist Media Studies pp. 1–18. doi:10.1080/14680777.2020.1788111.
  7. Blumell, L.E. and Mulupi, D. (2020). “A Playing Field Where Patriarchy Plays”: Addressing Sexism in South African and Nigerian Newsrooms. Journalism Practice. doi:10.1080/17512786.2020.1807391.
  8. Blumell, L.E. and Cooper, G. (2019). Measuring Gender in News Representations of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, 13, pp. 4444–4464.
  9. Huemmer, J., McLaughlin, B. and Blumell, L.E. (2019). Leaving the Past (Self) Behind: Non-Reporting Rape Survivors’ Narratives of Self and Action. Sociology, 53(3), pp. 435–450. doi:10.1177/0038038518773926.
  10. Blumell, L.E., Huemmer, J. and Sternadori, M. (2019). Protecting the Ladies: Benevolent Sexism, Heteronormativity, and Partisanship in Online Discussions of Gender-Neutral Bathrooms. Mass Communication and Society, 22(3), pp. 365–388. doi:10.1080/15205436.2018.1547833.
  11. Blumell, L.E. and Huemmer, J. (2019). Reassessing balance: News coverage of Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood scandal before and during #metoo. Journalism. doi:10.1177/1464884918821522.
  12. Blumell, L. and Miglena, S. (2018). Godlike Men and Sex Assault Coverage: the Cases of Cosby and Kumar. Media Report To Women, 46(2), pp. 6–11.
  13. Blumell, L.E. (2017). She Persisted … and So Did He: Gendered source use during the Trump Access Hollywood scandal. Journalism Studies pp. 1–20. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2017.1360150.
  14. Blumell, L.E. and Huemmer, J. (2017). Silencing survivors: how news coverage neglects the women accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Feminist Media Studies, 17(3), pp. 506–509. doi:10.1080/14680777.2017.1304714.
  15. Hellmueller, L., Mellado, C., Blumell, L. and Huemmer, J. (2016). The contextualization of the watchdog and civic journalistic roles: Reevaluating journalistic role performance in U.S. newspapers. Palabra Clave, 19(4), pp. 1072–1100. doi:10.5294/pacla.2016.19.4.6.
  16. Rodriguez, N.S., Huemmer, J. and Blumell, L.E. (2016). Mobile masculinities: An investigation of networked masculinities in gay dating apps. Masculinities and Social Change, 5(3), pp. 241–267. doi:10.17583/MCS.2016.2047.
  17. Blumell, L.E., Qiu, Y. and Peaslee, R.M. (2016). Pacifying the Dragon? The role of expatriate media professionals in the gatekeeping process in China. International Journal of Communication, 10, pp. 2402–2421.
  18. Rodriguez, N.S. and Blumell, L. (2014). What a year! the framing of marriage equality through media's selected sources in 2013. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 38(4), pp. 341–359. doi:10.1177/0196859914551767.