Piatti-Farnell, Lorna

Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand

Lorna Piatti-Farnell, PhD, is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Auckland University of Technology, where she is also Director of the Popular Culture Research Centre. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Curtin University (Australia) and a research fellow at Falmouth University (UK). She serves as the President of the Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) and the Coordinator of the Australasian Horror Studies Network. Her research interests lie at the intersection of film, popular media, and cultural history, and include a focus on corporeality, horror, technology, bio-ethics, eco-environmental studies, consumer culture, superheroes, and the Gothic. She has published widely in these areas, including volumes such as Consuming Gothic: Food and Horror in Film (Palgrave 2017), Gothic Afterlives: Reincarnations of Horror in Film and Popular Media (editor, Lexington 2019), and The Superhero Multiverse: Readapting Popular Icons in Twenty-first-century Film and Popular Media (editor, Lexington 2021). Prof. Piatti-Farnell is sole editor of the Routledge Advances in Popular Culturebook series, as well as co-editor (together with Prof. Carl Sederholm) of the ‘Horror Studies’ series for Lexington Books.