Het Phillips

Het Phillips

School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Doctoral researcher

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Phd title: Cultural representations of the ‘Moors Murders’ and Peter Sutcliffe
Supervisors: Professor Lisa Downing
PhD Sexuality and Gender Studies


Her thesis examines popular-cultural representations of the ‘Moors Murderers’ Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, and the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ Peter Sutcliffe. It focusses on how gender (particularly masculinity), sexuality, class and constructions of ‘the North’ operate in the proliferation of these figures beyond their original legal/historical settings.

Her other research interests include Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, James Joyce, marginal landscapes, the uncanny, hauntings, the body, and late twentieth/early twenty-first century popular music.

She is the current chairperson of Roles Sexuality and Gender Forum, and also teaches Introduction to Film Studies to first year students in the American and Canadian Studies department.