Dr Alison Peirse wins BAFTSS award

Dr Alison Peirse from the School of Media and Communication has been awarded a BAFTSS for her work Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre (Rutgers).

Congratulations to Dr Alison Peirse for being awarded Best Edited Collection for Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre (Rutgers) in the British Associations of Film, Television and Screen Studies annual excellence awards.

Dr Alison Peirse is an Associate professor in Film and Media. Her academic research is in genre film and television, with a particular interest in exploring a) women’s creative contributions to genre and b) story development and creative process within media industries. Dr Peirse research expertise relates to essay filmmaking, ethnographic methodologies, feminist oral histories and practice as research methods.

A refreshing, welcome and innovative study of women’s under-appreciated roles in horror culture, which really chimes with the zeitgeist. It features a fascinating mix of films, filmmakers and topics and will undoubtedly have considerable impact on future scholarship


Women Make Horror explores narrative and experimental cinema; short, anthology, and feature filmmaking; and offers case studies of North American, Latin American, European, East Asian, and Australian filmmakers, films, and festivals. With this book we can transform how we think about women filmmakers and genre.