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PhD Supervision Interests

I am interested in working with students in any area of gender studies, media studies, cultural studies or visual culture, but have particular research interests in:

Embodiment and performance
Femininities, including queer and trans femininities
Gender and popular culture
Digital media and online cultures
Celebrity, fashion and dress

Current Teaching

Since 2010 I have been MA Convenor for Media and Cultural Studies, including teaching on the following courses:

SOCL 921: Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies (convenor)

SOCL 923: Critical Methods in Media and Cultural Studies (convenor and lecturer/tutor)

GWS 403: Feminist Cultural Theory

At undergraduate level, I convene and teach the core course for the BA programme in Media and Cultural Studies, MCS.200: Critical Cultural Theory.I also contribute teaching to GWS.101: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies.

My research and teaching are closely interconnected: until 2012 I convened a module on Gender Performativity. My conversations with students on this course directly informed the themes and ideas included in my forthcoming monograph on fashion, femininity and feminism. My teaching practice is informed by my strong research interest in innovative approaches to pedagogy drawn from Networked Learning.

Research Interests

I am a feminist cultural theorist with strong research interests in gender, feminist theory, sexuality, critical race theory, queer theory and embodiment. My research engages with embodied and social aspects of new media and digital cultures, celebrity culture, fashion, and consumption.

My current research falls into the following project areas:

  • Fashioning Femininity: Dress, Embodiment, Gender, Performance. I am currently working on a monograph of the same name (under contract with Berg).
  • Visual Cultures of Thinness, Anorexia and Size Zero
  • Vintage fashion and subculture
  • Online Belongings: researching social aspects of digital cultures.
  • Fantasy, Affect and the Digital
  • Networked Learning: pedagogical practice and digital technology (with Vivien Hodgson)

Qualifications

2013

Digital relationships and feminist hope

Ferreday, D. 2013 Digital sociology: critical perspectives. Orton-Johnson, K. & Prior, N. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2012

Commentary and Criticism

Coleman, R., Ferreday, D. & Tyler, I. 2012 Researching Gender (Fundamentals of Applied Research). Hughes, C. (ed.). Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Anorexia and Abjection: A Review Essay

Ferreday, D. 06/2012 In: Body and Society. 18, 2, p. 139-155 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Affect, Fantasy and Digital Cultures

Ferreday, D. 2012 Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change. Karatzogianni, A. & Kuntsman, A. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 77-93 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2011

Interview: Anne-Marie Fortier

Ferreday, D., Kuntsman, A. & Fortier, A-M. 2011 In: Borderlands E-Journal: New Spaces in the Humanities. 10, 2, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction: Haunted Futurities

Ferreday, D. & Kuntsman, A. 2011 In: Borderlands E-Journal: New Spaces in the Humanities. 10, 2, 14 p.1

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Haunted Bodies: Visual Cultures of Anorexia

Ferreday, D. 2011 In: Borderlands E-Journal: New Spaces in the Humanities. 10, 2, 7

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Hope and Feminist Theory

Coleman, R. & Ferreday, D. 2011 London: Routledge. 144 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

Becoming deer: Nonhuman drag and online utopias

Ferreday, D. 08/2011 In: Feminist Theory. 12, 2, p. 219-225 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Writing Sex Work Online: The Case of Belle de Jour

Ferreday, D. 2010 In: Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies. 8, p. 273-292 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction: Hope and Feminist Theory

Ferreday, D. & Coleman, R. 2010 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 14, 4, p. 313-321 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Freaky or fabulous? Michael Jackson in Balmain: the re-evaluation of Michael Jackson as fashion icon

Ferreday, D. 2010 In: Celebrity Studies. 1, 2, p. 248-250 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Reading Disorders: Online Suicide and the Death of Hope

Ferreday, D. 10/2010 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 14, 4, p. 409-426 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Book review: The Happy Stripper: Pleasures and Politics of the New Burlesque

Ferreday, D. 04/2010 In: Feminist Theory. 11, 1, p. 106-108 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2009

Online Belongings: Fantasy, Affect and Web Communities

Ferreday, D. 2009 Bern: Peter Lang. 244 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2008

Commentary and criticism: bodies, ethics and immanent research

Tyler, I., Coleman, R. & Ferreday, D. 2008 In: Feminist Media Studies. 8, 1, p. 85-99 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

'Showing the girl' The new burlesque

Ferreday, D. 04/2008 In: Feminist Theory. 9, 1, p. 47-65 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Networked Learning a relational approach- weak and strong ties

Jones, C., Ferreday, D. & Hodgson, V. E. 04/2008 In: Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 24, 2, p. 90-102 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Adapting Femininities: The New Burlesque

Ferreday, D. 2007 In: M/C Journal. 10, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Computer Cross-Dressing: Queering the Virtual Subject

Ferreday, D. & Lock, S. 2007 Queer Online: Media Technology and Sexuality. O'Riordan, K. & Phillips, D. J. (eds.). New York: Peter Lang, p. 155-176 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2006

Dialogue, language and identity: critical issues for networked management learning

Ferreday, D., Hodgson, V. & Jones, C. R. 2006 In: Studies in Continuing Education. 28, 3, p. 223-239 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Bad Communities

Ferreday, D. 2005 In: M/C Journal. 8, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Unspeakable Bodies: Erasure, Embodiment and the Pro-ana Community.

Ferreday, D. 09/2003 In: International Journal of Cultural Studies. 6, 3, p. 277-295 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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