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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: 07776031779




Personal profile

Daisy Richards is a PhD Researcher in De Montfort University's Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI). She received her MA from the University of Warwick in 2018, and joined the Department as a PhD student later that year after having received a full scholarship and bursary. Her research focuses on an investigation of sexual violence on television, and is most concerned with the relationship between "quality" 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)

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.


  • 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 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 UK and Ireland Branch) 2017 -