Research

 

My research focuses on gender, sexuality and genre in contemporary popular culture.

Within this, I have interests in film and television, and my research encompasses nostalgic cultures, the gothic (including horror, supernatural and science fiction genres), girlhood and teenage femininities, virginity, bisexuality, noir and detective fictions, and reproductive politics.

My first book, The Contemporary Femme Fatale: Gender, Genre and American Cinema, was published by Routledge in 2017, and maps various articulations of the figure in popular film from the 1990s onwards.

I am currently working on new projects related to film reviewing and feminist horror, consumer culture and the femme fatale, and the relationship between retro style and celebrity.