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Daisy Richards


School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
Journalism and Media


Daisy Richards is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at Nottingham Trent University. She teaches on a range of modules, including first-year cornerstones such as Understanding Media, second-year modules such as Media, Theory and Society, and optional third-year modules such as Lifestyle and Consumer Culture. She is also the Module Leader for the final-year Body and Popular Culture option. Alongside her teaching, she is a Personal Tutor and supervises dissertation projects on a range of popular culture related topics including postfeminism in the media, gender and sexuality on screen, and representations of femininity and masculinity in film and on television.

Career overview

Before joining Nottingham Trent University, Daisy held teaching positions at both the University of Leicester and at De Montfort University in Leicester, teaching across a range of modules and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

Research areas

Daisy is currently researching representations of sexual violence in “quality” U.S. television programming. She is also writing about gender and race in media portrayals of the “body positivity” movement.

External activity

Daisy is currently the Co-Chair of the Feminist Studies Association of the UK and Ireland, and is also a member of the Steering Group for the Women’s Film and Television History Network. She is part of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Class and Culture, and is a regular peer-reviewer for several journals in the field including Feminist Media Studies and the European Journal of Cultural Studies.


Hill, Richards and Savigny (2021), ‘Normalising Sexualised Violence in Popular Culture: Eroding, Erasing, and Controlling Women in Rock Music’, Feminist Media Studies.

Richards, Daisy (2020), ‘Justice on Demand: True Crime in the Digital Streaming Era’ (review), Feminist Media Studies.

Richards, Daisy (2019), ‘Grace Millane’s Trial Exposes a Dark Trend in Media Coverage of Violence Against Women’, The Conversation, 26th November 2019.

Richards, Daisy (2020), ‘The Wedding Spectacle Across Contemporary Media and Culture: Something Old, Something New’ (review), European Journal of Cultural Studies.

Richards, Daisy (2018), ‘Blurring the Boundaries Between Life and Death’, Exchanges.

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