Dr Leah Henrickson

Dr Leah Henrickson

Research interests

My current research investigates individual and collective reading practices, historical and modern conceptions of authorship, and the social and literary implications of reading and writing technologies. By applying interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and empirical methods, I explore technologies of text-based communication and knowledge transfer.

Past research projects have focused on medieval manuscripts and text-based products of 1960s/70s American countercultures.

I am always looking to collaborate on research projects with those studying human-technology interaction, reader response, and unconventional methods of text production and dissemination.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Social Sciences and Humanities
  • MA History of the Book
  • BA Book and Media Studies

Professional memberships

  • Electronic Literature Organization
  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Student education

As part of the Digital Media teaching team, I lead and contribute to various modules across the BA Digital Media and MA New Media programmes:

  • COMM2777 Working in Digital Media Teams
  • COMM3705 Digital Media Project
  • COMM3260 Understanding the Audience
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>