Research

 

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

Within this, I have particular 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.

I have recently completed a monograph, The Contemporary Femme Fatale: Gender, Genre and American Cinema (Routledge, 2017), which 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 media, consumer culture and the femme fatale, and the relationship between nostalgia and feminism. 

I would be interested in supervising PhD projects on (but not limited to) gender, popular culture, identity, representation, genre, nostalgia, the body, sexuality and feminist theory.