Dr. Victoria Cann

Tori

Dr Victoria Cann

Tori is a co-founder of the community group Day of the Girl Norwich and works as a Lecturer in the Humanities at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches students on the Foundation Year in the Humanities. Tori grew up in Norfolk, and attended Framingham Earl High School and then Notre Dame High School for Sixth Form. After taking a year out she decided to go to university where she discovered her passion for feminism and identity politics. In 2014 Tori completed her PhD which explored how gender is reproduced in youth cultures, and involved young people at all stages of the research process. At the UEA Tori is a committee member for ResNet, which is supporting Women of the Future, and outside of the UEA she is a committee member of the International Girls Studies Association and a member of Arts Emergency.

Tori is committed to ensuring that young people from all backgrounds are given equal opportunity to study at university, whatever their passions. This has led her to increase her work in the community, leading Norwich Feminist Network and organising events for Day of the Girl Norwich (with Dr Sarah Godfrey), a community group that aims to empower girls through art, education and collaboration.