Audrey is a PhD student at UCL Institute of Education, supervised by Prof Jessica Ringrose and Dr Caroline Pelletier. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in media fandom, and more specifically slash fanfiction writing (specialising in Star Trek). She is an intersectional queer feminist.
Audrey has a BA in Creative Writing and Film from the University of Roehampton, where her poetry has been published in three anthologies from Fincham Press. After her BA, she did
her Master’s in Film Aesthetics at the University of Oxford. Her MSt dissertation looks at the aesthetics of representation in film and TV series, more specifically about sexuality, race, gender, and disability politics. In 2016, she joined UCL to begin her doctorate.
She co-runs FEEL, the Feminist Educational Engagement Lab, with Prof Jessica Ringrose at the Institute of Education. Audrey also works for the Institute of Education’s CSEE (Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity) as a Research Assistant, and for GEA (Gender and Education Association) as Membership Admin and secretary. She volunteers at the OTW (Organisation for Transformative Works) as well.
Audrey is especially interested in informal learning and public pedagogy as well as ethics of representation in the media. She believes that better diversity on and behind the screen can make society move forward, towards more inclusion and social awareness.