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Daisy Richards

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
Journalism and Media


Daisy Richards is a Senior 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 the Module Leader for the first-year Analysing Media Texts module, the final-year Joint Honours Major Project module, and the final-year Body and Popular Culture option. Alongside her teaching, she is a Personal Tutor and supervises Undergraduate research on a range of popular culture-related topics including postfeminism in the media, gender and sexuality on screen, and representations of femininity and the body 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. She completed both her BA (Joint Hons) in Film and Literature and her MA for Research in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Her PhD research centres on representations of sexual violence in contemporary HBO programming.

Research areas

Daisy is currently researching representations of sexual violence in “quality” U.S. television programming. She is also writing about gender in the media more widely, especially in relation to bodies in popular culture.

External activity

Daisy is a member of the Steering Group for the Women’s Film and Television History Network. She is also 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, Critical Studies in Television and the European Journal of Cultural Studies.


Richards, Daisy (2023), 'I Didn't Have a Second Thought: Why Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson Are Stripping Off On-Screen', (academic expert consultation for article by Ann Lee), The Guardian, 11th August.

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

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

Richards, Daisy (2019), 'Grace Millane: The Media's Inflammatory, Sensationalising and Demoralising Language Promotes Victim-Blaming Culture', The Independent, 30th November.

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