Dr Ruth Daly



  • PhD Critical Theory and Cultural Studies (University of Leeds)
  • MA Modern Literary Studies (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • BA hons. English Literature (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Working closely with decolonial feminisms, feminist interventions in psychoanalytic theory, and aesthetic practice, my research examines ethical practices of reading in the humanities. More broadly, my research interests include feminist literary criticism and theory; visual culture; critical and cultural theory.


  • Programme Leader, MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Research interests

Feminist theories; dedisciplinarity studies; ethical reading practices; experimental writing; postcolonial writing and theory; critical and cultural theory; psychoanalysis; contemporary poetry and prose; modern and modernist literature.

Recent activities

Research activities

<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 Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
  • MA Modern Literary Studies
  • BA hons. English Literature

Professional memberships

  • Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
  • SibĂ©al Feminist and Gender Studies Network
  • HEA

Student education

I teach on the MA in Culture, Creativity and Entrepeneurship. I have previously taught on modules across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures on topics including cultural analysis, English literature, visual culture and art history.