Background and activities

Research Interests in Cinema and Television Studies

  • cli-fi (climate fiction), environmental humanities, petrocultures, and Anthropocene screen cultures
  • financialization of domestic space
  • intersectional feminist theory and criticism
  • aesthetics and affects of cuteness
  • Hollywood cinema and popular culture
  • Todd Haynes


  • EH8000 Topics in Environmental Humanities (PhD)
  • HFO1004 The Human Era? Humanities Perspectives on the Anthropocene (BA)
  • FM3001 Outreach and Communication (MA)
  • FILM1104 Nordic Cinema and Television (BA)


In the Media

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database




  • Leikam, Susanne; Leyda, Julia. (2017) “Cli-Fi in American Studies: A Research Bibliography.”. American studies journal. vol. 62.
  • Leikam, Susanne; Leyda, Julia. (2017) “‘What’s in a Name?’: Cli-Fi and American Studies.”. Amerikastudien.
  • Leyda, Julia. (2017) “Financial Times: The Economic and Industrial Temporalities in Arrested Development.”. Television & New Media. vol. 19 (4).
  • Dale, Joshua Paul; Goggin, Joyce; Leyda, Julia; McIntyre, Anthony P.; Negra, Diane. (2017) The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness. Routledge. 2017. ISBN 978-1138998766.
  • Dale, Joshua Paul; Goggin, Joyce; Leyda, Julia; Mcintyre, Anthony P.; Negra, Diane. (2017) The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness. The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness.
  • Leyda, Julia. (2017) Cute 21st-Century Post-Fembots. The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness.
  • Leyda, Julia. (2017) “Breaking Bad: A Recessionary Western.”. Violence and Open Spaces: The Subversion of Boundaries and the Transformation of the Western Genre..
  • Leyda, Julia. (2017) Negative Mobilities. Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.


  • Negra, Diane; Lagerwey, Jorie; Leyda, Julia. (2016) Female-Centered Television in an Age of Precarity. Genders. vol. 1 (1).
  • Leyda, Julia. (2016) American Mobilities: Geographies of Class, Race, and Gender in US Culture. Transcript Verlag. 2016. ISBN 978-3-8376-3455-6.
  • Leyda, Julia; Denson, Shane. (2016) Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film. 2016. ISBN 9780993199639.
  • Leyda, Julia. (2016) Demon Debt: Paranormal Activity as Recessionary Post-Cinematic Allegory. Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film.
  • Leyda, Julia. (2016) The Financialization of Domestic Space in Arrested Development and Breaking Bad. Class Divisions in Serial Television.
  • Leyda, Julia; Denson, Shane. (2016) Perspectives on Post-Cinema: An Introduction. Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film.


  • Leyda, Julia; Negra, Diane. (2015) Extreme Weather and Global Media. Routledge. 2015. ISBN 9781138798793.


  • Leyda, Julia. (2014) Interviews: Todd Haynes. University Press of Mississippi. 2014. ISBN 1496807901.