Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Studies, and founding member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is a leading scholar in Gothic Studies, Horror Cinema, with a focus on Vampires and the Undead (fiction, culture and film), subjectivity, and monster studies. Her most recent books include Clive Barker: Dark Imaginer (2017, Manchester University Press) and Postmodern Vampires – Film, Fiction and Popular Culture (2019, Palgrave Macmillan). She is currently writing on the gothic cinema of Irish director Neil Jordan and a large research project on Gothic and Horror on screen in the long 1980s. Her research has had a significant reach in the field, with academic keynotes, collaborations, and public engagements in Mexico and the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.