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Kelly Richards D'Arcy-Reed



Kelly began her PhD in 2018 following the completion of her Masters Degree. Her MA thesis investigated the necessity for safe spaces for women within comics fandom and the methods and actions taken to create these by both fans and professionals.

Kelly's PhD thesis will look into the gendered presentation of death and dying within contemporary comic books focusing specifically on superhero comics.

  • Cert HE Social Sciences - University of the West of England, Bristol
  • BA Hons Graphic Design - University of the West of England, Bristol
  • MA Social and Cultural Theory - University of Staffordshire
  • PhD Sociology (ongoing) - University of York




Kelly Richards D'Arcy-Reed

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PhD Student
Department of Sociology
University of York
Wentworth College
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD