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Lecturer in Radio Studies, University of Salford

Leslie McMurtry is a Lecturer in Radio Studies at the University of Salford. Her work on audio drama has been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, Palgrave Communications, and the Journal of Radio & Audio Media, and she has been interviewed by The Atlantic online and The Independent.

Particular areas of interest are gender, race/ethnicity and radio; podcasts; Gothic/horror audio drama; dialect and Anglo-American relations; transmedia of audio drama (comics, silent film); empirical experiments on imagery generation through aural drama; film/television sound.

I also write about fan studies (particularly Doctor Who and fanzines); Gothic horror; Victorian literature/culture; and the American Revolution.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Radio Studies, University of Salford


  • 2015 
    Swansea University, PhD English
  • 2008 
    Swansea University, MA Creative and Media Writing
  • 2006 
    University of New Mexico, BA English and French