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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 filmmaking, popular television and video games. She is especially interested in the cultural politics of popular culture and how it is deeply entangled with ideological positions and contemporary political, cultural and economic conflicts.

Victoria has published a number of cutting-edge books on Film, Media and TV, including her monograph Post-9/11 Heartland Horror: Rural Horror Films in an Era of Urban Terrorism (Routledge, 2016) and volumes HBO’s Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power (Routledge, 2018); Alternative Media in Contemporary Turkey: Sustainability, Activism and Resistance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018); Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror and the Politics of Fear (Routledge, 2019); and Resist! Protest Media and Popular Culture in the Brexit-Trump Era (2020).

Victoria's upcoming books include Bloody Women! Women Directors of Horror (2021); and Blumhouse: The New House of Horror (2021). She is also working on a supernatural heritage project on The Witches of Islandmagee.

Victoria has previously held positions at BBC, ITV, MTV and HBO (Time Warner Inc), and has collaborated on projects with Apple, Cartoon Network, Cinemax, Facebook, New Line Cinema, Sesame Street, Telltale Games, Time Warner, Twitter and Universal Music Group.

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Dr Victoria McCollum
Title Closing Date  
Alternative, Experimental & Political Media Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 26 February 2021 View Details
Contemporary Filmmaking Practice Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 26 February 2021 View Details