Sarah is a PhD student in her third year at the Cinema Studies Institute. Her SSHRC-funded dissertation project focuses on the figure of the serial killer in popular culture, as a discursive construction key to establishing and securing interconnected categories of criminality, deviance, and identity since the turn of the 20th century. Her other research interests include monstrosity, true crime, and horror media.
- “Make Me Over: Practical Effects as Bodily Writing in Darkman and American Mary.” The Neutral (Forthcoming)
- (With Dan Vena), “Born Queer, Made Evil? Examining ‘Construction’ and ‘Discovery’ as Competing Methodologies of True Crime.” Crime Fiction Studies 3, no. 1 (2022)
- (With Dan Vena and Iris Robinson) “His Canon, Herself: Teaching Horror as Feminist Cinema,” in Bloody Women! Women Directors of Horror, edited by Victoria McCollum and Aislinn Clarke. Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.
- “Glamour and Decay: Hollywood Babylon, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and the Aesthetics of Queer Decadence on Film.” The Scattered Pelican (2021).
- “Book Review: Queer Adaptation and Becoming in NBC’s Hannibal” Jump Cut 60 (Spring 2021).
- Book review of David McGowan’s Animated Personalities: Cartoon Characters and Stardom in American Theatrical Shorts. Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Media Studies 9, no. 1 (February 2020).
- Various contributions to Rue Morgue Magazine
- 2022 CGS Doctoral Scholarship (CGS-D)
- 2019 Katie Russell & Marco Leyton Graduate Film Studies Award
- 2019 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s
- 2018 Medal in Film and Media, Queen’s University