Research areas: American Animation History, Disney Studio History, Hollywood Horror, Gender/Feminist Film Studies
Currently revising a paper (possibly expanding it into a monograph) on horror films aimed at the child audience, called “Scaring the Children: Horror Films for the Younger Audience”. Finalizing Book Proposal (as a volume edited by me) called “Discussing Disney,” to which I will be contributing the introduction and a chapter, “Mickey Mouse, the Disney Studio in the 1930s, and the Tensions of ‘Highbrow’ versus ‘Lowbrow’ Culture”. Recently submitted a co-authored paper, “How Time Works in The Simpsons” to Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Awaiting initial response.
Davis, Amy M., Handsome Heroes & Vile Villains: Men in Disney’s Animated Features (Bloomington: John Libbey & Co./University of Indiana Press, 2013).
– Good Girls & Wicked Witches: Women in Disney’s Animated Features (Bloomington: John Libbey & Co./University of Indiana Press, 2006).