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Dr Maria Mellins

Senior Lecturer - Film and Screen Media and Criminology and Sociology

Dr Maria Mellins

Tel: 020 8240 4194

About Research Media


Maria teaches on Film and Screen Media, and Criminology and Sociology degrees. The modules she delivers include Crime in the Media; Bodies, Gender and Sexuality; Paradox of Horror; Screen Cults and Identity, Screenwriting and research modules.

Maria's podcast, Murder Society, investigates true crime and the representation of victims/survivors in the media. Her non-fiction book, Vampire Culture (Bloomsbury, 2013) draws on interviews and observations of the London vampire community and considers the impact of horror and vampire media, on fashion and lifestyle.

Maria is currently organising a conference on Murder and True Crime, and is supervising PhD students in the areas of fairy tales, horror, and crime entertainment.


Selected Publications:

In the news

St Mary's Mermaid Swim School Promotes Self-Esteem in Young People

St Mary's Symposium Explores the Sea in Popular Culture

St Mary's Academic Publishes Debut Gothic Mystery Novel

St Mary's Academics Edit Clothing Culture Journal

Dr Maria Mellins and Dr Brigid Cherry from St Mary’s University, Twickenham have edited a special issue of the Clothing Cultures Journal. Find out more...

St Mary’s Conference to Discuss Fashion Culture and the Media

On Friday 11th July, St Mary’s University, Twickenham will host a conference exploring the concept of fashion and how it relates to the media. Find out more...

Media enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact our Communications and Public Engagement Manager, Sam Yarnold, by emailling or calling 020 8240 8262.