Dr Debra Ferreday

Senior Lecturer

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, media and violence, fan studies, sexuality studies and mad studies.

My current research project is Screening Rape: on the politics of popular culture, spectatorship and violence. See my article on Game of Thrones in Australian Feminist Studies.

Forthcoming 2017: special section of Feminist Theory on 'The Politics of Popular Culture'co-edited with Geraldine Harris (LICA).

I am currently involved in co-organising the third annual Hear Me Roar, Lancaster's Feminist Festival.

Currently I am on the editorial board of Cogent Social Sciences and am a member of ECREA.

Researching Affect and Affective Communications
15/05/2009 → 26/03/2010
Research

Networked Learning
01/02/2003 → …
Research

Trans-Forming Medicine Conference 2017: Perspectives on Transgender Healthcare
Participation in conference

Screening Rape: the politics of popular culture
Invited talk

'What doesn't kill you makes you stranger': the queer temporalities of survival as superpower in Marvel's Jessica Jones
Invited talk

Is the Internet Good for Feminism? w/ Caroline Criado-Perez, Shoshana Devora, Polly Davis & Debra Ferreday
Invited talk

Researching DIY Cultures: Towards a situated ethical practice
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Visualising the Damaged Body: Anorexia, Haunting, and Futurity.
Invited talk

Damaging the Body
Participation in conference

Bodies: Flesh, performance, media, disgust and desire
Participation in conference

Manchester Digital Media Network Workshop 2: Methods and Challenges of Researching Social Networking Sites
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Everyday Belongings: Theorising the self, society and change A one-day symposium
Participation in conference

Sage Publications (Publisher)
Editorial activity

Affective fabrics of digital cultures: feelings,technologies, politics
Participation in conference

AFFECTive and AFFECTing Research: Researching Affect in the Social Sciences
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Onscenity Network
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association: Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects
Participation in conference

Haunted futurities
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Hope: A Workshop on Feminist Theory
Participation in conference

Body and Society (Journal)
Editorial activity

Home Cultures (Journal)
Editorial activity

Researching Affect and Affective Communication
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

6th International Networked Learning Conference
Participation in conference

Theory, Culture and Society (Journal)
Editorial activity

Feminist Theory (Journal)
Editorial activity

Feminist Media Studies (Journal)
Editorial activity

  • Centre for Gender and Women's Studies