Jessica Bay


Jessica Bay is pursuing a PhD in the York & Ryerson Universities joint Communication & Culture program. She has previously completed an MA thesis in Popular Culture at Brock University titled The New Blockbuster Film Sequel: Changing Cultural and Economic Conditions Within the Film Industry (2011) and an MA thesis in English at the University of Lethbridge titled Re-Writing Publishing: Fanfiction and Self-Publication in Urban Fantasy (2014). Her current research examines the balance of power between fangirls and corporations in franchise creation in Hollywood. Find Jessica online at or