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Ms Daisy Richards

Job: PhD Researcher and Lecturer

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: N/A

E: daisy.richards@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/academic-staff/technology/daisy-richards/daisy-richards.aspx

 

Personal profile

Daisy Richards is a PhD Researcher in De Montfort University's Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI). She received both her BA in Film and Literature and her MA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick. In 2018, she joined the CATHI Department as a PhD student later after having received a full scholarship. Her research focuses on sexual violence in the media, and is most concerned with the relationship between "quality" television programming and rape. She teaches on several module across the Leicester Media School, including the first-year module 'Media Cultures and Everyday Life' and the third-year module 'Women, Politics and the Media.'

 

Research group affiliations

  • Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
  • Media and Communication Research Centre
  • Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)
  • Feminist Studies Association of the U.K. and Ireland (FSA)

Publications and outputs

Research interests/expertise

"Quality" television, feminist media, gender, representations of women on-screen, debates relating to class, "taste" and aesthetic value, and feminist pedagogy.

Areas of teaching

Media, film studies, television studies, advertising, PR, gender and the media.

Qualifications

  • BA (Joint Honours) in Film and Literature from the University of Warwick, 2016 (1st Class).
  • MA in Research for Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick, 2018.
  • Currently undertaking a PhD in De Montfort University's Cinema and Television History Institute (2018 - ).

Courses taught

'Media Cultures and Everyday Life', 'Core Concepts in Media and Communication', 'Women, Politics and the Media', 'PR', 'Global Advertising Practices.'

Membership of external committees

  • Postgraduate Representative - British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (2019 - )
  • Trustee on the Board of FreeVA (Free from Violence and Abuse, a national charity focusing on supporting victim-survivors of sexual and domestic violence).
  • PhD/ECR Representative - Feminist Studies Association of the U.K. and Ireland (2020 - )

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) 2017 - 
  • MECSSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) 2017 -
  • IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.K. and Ireland Branch) 2017 - 

Professional licences and certificates

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)

Research assistant outputs

  • 2020: Research Assistant for the Leverhulme Trust/BA funded project Play for Today at 50: Women Writers and Writing Women into the Histories of British Television Drama (led by Dr. Vicky Ball of De Montfort University).
  • 2019: Research Assistant for the Leverhulme Trust/BA funded project Investigating Sexual Violence in Rock Music (led by Professor Heather Savigny and Dr. Rosemary Lucy Hill of Huddersfield University).
  • 2018: Research Assistant for the AHRC funded project Ghost Town: Civic Television and the Haunting of Coventry (led by Professor Helen Wheatley of the University of Warwick).
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