Nelanthi Hewa (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information. Her research is jaywalking at the intersection of journalism, labour, and sexual violence coverage.
Nelanthi's research explores how the labour conditions of journalists in Canada structure how sexual violence is reported on, as well as the media that make both journalism and sexual violence testimonies visible. She is currently working on her dissertation. She has published articles in Feminist Media Studies.