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Dr Victoria McCollum

Lecturer in Cinematic Arts

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Arts and Humanities Research



Room MA023 Londonderry BT48 7JL



Dr Victoria McCollum is a Lecturer in Cinematic Arts at Ulster University, Magee.

Victoria's research interests include contemporary horror, popular television shows and the cultural history of Halloween.

Her recent publications include a monograph Post-9/11 Heartland Horror: Rural Horror Films in an Era of Urban Terrorism (Routledge, 2016) and a number of edited volumes including HBO’s Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power (Routledge, 2018); Alternative Media in Contemporary Turkey: Sustainability, Activism and Resistance (Rowman & Littlefield 2019); and Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror and the Politics of Fear (Routledge, 2019). Victoria has three forthcoming books: Resist! Protest Media and Popular Culture in the Brexit-Trump Era (2020); Blumhouse: The New House of Horror (2020) and Bloody Women! Women Directors of Horror (2021). She is also leading a long-term Halloween project.

Victoria has previously held positions at BBC, ITV, MTV and HBO (Time Warner Inc).