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Austin, Hailey



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Research interests

Hailey's main research is in anthropomorphism, animal comics, and trauma. However, her other research interests include female agency, film noir and comics, music in comics, comics and the archive, and transmedia.


Hailey taught two film noir modules in 2019 and will be teaching two more in 2020. She is the course leader on the Access Summer School Film Genre's module in 2019. She also lectured a Master's level course on Art Spiegelman's Maus and gave the undergraduate lecture on comics and film noir. She also teaches autobiographical comics with Lifelong Learning Dundee. She has guest lectured at Creighton University and is a private tutor in English and Spanish.

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Research Output

Great War Dundee: Featuring Ragtime Soldier

Murray, C. (ed.), Vaughan, P. (ed.), Kenefick, B., Austin, H. J., Laird, C., Welsh, G., Mills, P., Morozova, A., Kennedy, I., Keepers, E., Balson, E., Donald, I., Sinclair, F. & Patrick, D., Sep 2019, 1 ed. Dundee: UniVerse. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
  • 177 Downloads (Pure)

    "If She Be Worthy": Performance of Female Masculinity and Toxic Geek Masculinity in Jason Aaron's Thor: The Goddess of Thunder

    Austin, H. J., 2019, Superheroes and Masculinity: Unmasking the Gender Performance of Heroism. Rowman and Littlefield, p. 29-46

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Open Access
  • 138 Downloads (Pure)

    The Big Sheep: A Philip Merlot Thriller

    Austin, H. J. & Laird, C., Mar 2019, Dundee: UniVerse. 12 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
  • 28 Downloads (Pure)

    Animal Comics: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives

    Austin, H. J. & Ahmed, M., Dec 2018, In : Studies in Comics. 9, 2, p. 343-348 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • Prizes

    Grant Morrison Prize for Comic Studies

    Austin, Hailey (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Press / Media

    Steel Inferno

    Hailey Austin


    7 items of Media coverage, 2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Other

    Laydeez Do Comics Dundee

    Hailey Austin


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    Laydeez Do Comics (LDC) Dundee

    Hailey Austin


    1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Student catalogues treasure trove of comics

    Hailey J. Austin


    14 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research