Anna Zsubori

Anna Zsubori

Doctoral Student, winner of the departmental Graduate Teaching Assistantship and PGR Student Representative


  • MLitt – Film Studies (University of Dundee, United Kingdom)
  • MA – Teacher of Hungarian Grammar and Literature (Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, Hungary)
  • BA – Communication and Media Studies (Vitéz János Katolikus Főiskola, Hungary)

Academic Service:

2016-present: YECREA representative to the Audience and Reception Studies section of the European Communication Research and Education Association

Research Interests:

Cinematic portrayal of female bodies, representation of gender and race in films, feminism, fairy tales, animations, Disney

Brief Description of the PhD Project:

The project is researching Central European tweens' understanding of identity in the Disney Princess phenomenon


MS2012 – Global Film Culture

MS3009 – Media, Celebrity and Fan Culture

MS7223 – Studying Film

MS1008 – Television Studies

PhD Supervisors:

Prof Helen Wood, Dr Melanie Kennedy, Dr Ranjana Das

Conference Presentations:

'Monstrous-Feminine in fairy tales: The embodiment of childhood fears in Disney’s Cinderella (1950 and 2015)' – All about Cinderella: Retellings in the cultural imagination. University of Bedfordshire, 9th June 2017. The conference’s programme can be found on

'Children's Creative Identity Production and the Representation of Disney Princesses' - MeCCSA Annual Conference. London South Bank University, 10th January 2018. The conference's programme can be found on

Invited Talks:

''Animated reality': The cultural construction of and audiences attitudes towards Disney Princesses' - Visual and Multimodal Reseach Forum. University College London, 10th May 2018. More information can be found on

Research Collaborations:

Workshop facilitation at Audiences 2030 - the Grand Finale of the CEDAR network in Lisbon on 28th September 2017.


'Twenty years of Pottermania: British young people's experiences of fantasy at the intersections of the fictive and the "real"' in Journal of Children and Media.
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School of Media, Communication and Sociology

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