Dr. Rachel Cohen (Cardiff University/Birkbeck, University of London)
Dr. Rachel Cohen currently works as an Associate Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and as a postdoctoral research assistant on a Leverhulme Trust funded project based in the Department of Psychosocial Studies department at Birkbeck, University of London. Her academic background includes a BA (Hons) in Film Studies and an MA (Distinction) in Forensic Linguistics. Rachel’s first paper – based on her PhD thesis – was recently published in Issue 64 of Free Associations Journal, and a number of additional articles are currently undergoing peer review elsewhere. Her research interests include “psychocultural” approaches to audience engagements with film, and with popular music. She is also working towards a longer-term postdoctoral research project, which seeks to encourage closer collaboration between the fields of media audience studies, criminology and forensic psychotherapy.