Sarah Woodstock

PhD Student


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.

Published Work


  • 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


MA, Concordia University
BA, Queen’s University