Lakkaya Palmer is a PhD researcher at University College London exploring, 'Ferocious Fatherhood: A Crisis in Masculinity and Fatherhood in American Horror Cinema, 1971-1991. She aims to examine male character narratives to identify how horror constructs moral messages about fatherhood that both shape and are shaped by ideals of a patriarchal and heteronormative American society.

The Changing face of black masculinity in American Horror Cinema

This article is part of the USSO special series Resilience/Renewal: Shifting Lanscapes in American Studies  The representation of blackness and black masculinity within American horror films has been a multifaceted and complicated journey that has reflected societal changes. However, the 1960s changed this narrative when, shortly after the assassination of… Continue reading