Emma Dunn is a Ph.D. student in the Communication and Culture program at Ryerson University, having previously completed an M.A. in English (2015), a B.Ed. (2014), and a B.A. (Honours) in English Language and Literature (2014) at Brock University. Emma’s Master’s research project, “Voracious Vampires: Anorexic Logic in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Series,” was funded by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and explored the correlation between anorexic and post-feminist values in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight novels. Supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, and mentored by Dr. Irene Gammel, Emma Dunn’s doctoral studies build on her Master’s research, examining how the logic of anorexia functions through the figure of the post-feminist action heroine in popular speculative fiction franchises for young adults. Emma has her office at the MLC, where she is also involved as a research assistant.
Doctoral Research Statement
Dunn, Emma. “Starving For Justice: Teen Action.” Communication and Culture PhD Programme. Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Ryerson University, 2015. Read the Statement