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Research area(s)

My research is exploring the roles of science-fiction and fantasy posters for individuals and groups as a source of cultural significance and meaning.

Research Interests

Science-fiction and fantasy, fandoms, fan communtities, posters and social sciences.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

My research projects include my Bachelor's and Master's Dissertations. As well as my PhD thesis that I am currently working on.

My Bachelor's dissertation was entitiled 'Perceptions of multiple identities amongst female university sociology students'. This research project explored how female university Sociology students perceive their multiple identities. This involved understanding how the sense of identity within this group changed through university and how studying sociology impacted on their sense of self and perception of their multiple identities.

My Master's dissertation was entitled 'Creating spaces of fantasy: Analysing people's display of sci-fi and fantasy posters'. The aim of this research was to understand the roles of sci-fi and fantasy posters in the construction of 'outworld' escapist spaces as well as their impacts on the framing of and perceptions of identity, morality and the emotions of adult science-fiction and fantasy fans. The research involved interviewing adult science-fiction and fantasy fans as well as London Comic COn (2018) attendees, a poster stall seller and a poster artist.

My PhD research project is entitled 'The Role of Sci-Fi and Fantasy and Comic Posters'. The aim of the research is to explore the roles of science-fiction and fantasy posters for individuals and groups as a source of cultural significance and meaning.