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Amanda DiGioia
London, United Kingdom


School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, Sociology and Gender Studies, Ph.D., 2016-2020 (Expected)

-My Ph.D. work focuses on women in the Finnish heavy metal music scene

Southern Connecticut State University, Women’s Studies, MA, 2014-2016

-Iota, Iota, Iota (Triota): Women’s Studies Honour Society
-MA Thesis Title: ‘Fetid Wombs and Monstrous Mothers: Deceptions of Childbirth and Motherhood in Horror Texts’

Southern Connecticut State University, Political Science, BS, 2006-2010



DiGioia, Amanda. Childbirth and Parenting in Horror Texts: The Marginalized and the Monstrous. Emerald Studies in Alternativity and Marginalization. Emerald Publishing Limited. July 2017.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

DiGioia, Amanda. Sámi Women. Terrestrial, Dialectical, Vigor, Ethos.  Lectora: Revista de dones i textualitat. Volume 22. November, 2016, pp 83-90 (1).

DiGioia, Amanda. Lechery, lycanthropy, and Little Red Riding Hood in Type O Negative’s ‘Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)’. Metal Music Studies, Volume 2, Number 2. June 2016, pp 233-243 (1).

DiGioia, Amanda. A cry in the dark: the howls of wolves in horror and heavy metal music. Horror Studies. Volume 7, Number 2. October 2016, pp 293-306 (1).

DiGioia, Amanda and Helfrich, Lyndsay. ‘I’m sorry but it’s true: you’re bringin’ on the heartache’: the antiquated methodology of Deena Weinstein. Metal Music Studies, forthcoming 2018.

Book Chapters

DiGioia, Amanda
. Fan Appreciation 2:
Game of Thrones on Kinja. Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones. Intellect Publishing, 2017, pp 82-87 (1).

DiGioia, Amanda and Naylor Davis, Charlotte. Cursed is the fruit of thy womb: Inversion/Subversion and the inscribing of morality on women’s bodies in heavy metal. Alternativity and Marginalisation: Essays on Subcultures, Bodies and Spaces. Forthcoming 2018.

DiGioia, Amanda. Localized Narratives of Identity in the Heavy Metal Music Scene of New Haven, Connecticut. Heavy Sounds of Origin (working title). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Forthcoming 2018.

Book Reviews

Heavy Metal Music Studies and Popular Culture, Leisure Studies in a Global Era, edited by Bryan Bardine, Gabby Riches, Dave Snell, and Brenda Gardenour Walter (2016), 1, London, Palgrave Macmillan UK, 214, 978-1-137-45667-0, Metal Music Studies, Volume 3, Number 1. March, 2017, pp 157-160 (1).

Heavy Metal, Gender, and Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Florian Heesch and Niall Scott (Eds.) (2016), Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, 282 pp., ISBN: 9781472424792, Metal Music Studies, Volume 4, Number 2: June 2018, pp 385-394 (1).

Gender, Metal, and the Media: Women Fans and the Gendered Experience of Music, Rosemary Lucy Hill (2016), Pop Music, Culture, and Identity, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 184 pp., ISBN: 9791137554406, Metal Music Studies, Volume 4, Number 2: June 2018, pp 385-394 (1).

Conference Presentations:

DiGioia Amanda. ‘Type O Negative and Little Red Riding Hood’. Legion of Steel Metalfeast and Conference. Berkeley, California. November 2015.

DiGioia, Amanda. “Mother, may I bang my head?’ Portrayals of motherhood in heavy metal music’. Modern Heavy Metal 2016. Aalto University: Helsinki, Finland. June 2016.

DiGioia, Amanda. “Death by Stereo!’ Sonic Horror in Vampire Texts’. Extreme Music: Hearing and Nothingness. The University of Southern Denmark: Odense, Denmark. December 2016.

DiGioia, Amanda. ‘Localized Narratives of Identity in the heavy metal scene of New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America’. Modern Heavy Metal 2017. Aalto University: Helsinki, Finland. June 2017.

DiGioia, Amanda. ‘‘All my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust’: Critiques of Game of Thrones within online feminist communities’. Game of Thrones: An International Conference. University of Hertfordshire. Hatfield, United Kingdom. September 2018.


DiGioia, Amanda. ‘‘Grey Members of a Congregation of Nightmare’’: The Howls of Wolves in Horror and Heavy Metal Music’. Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound: (More) Extreme Music at the University of Southern Denmark at Odense. University of Southern Denmark. Odense, Denmark. September 2016.

DiGioia, Amanda. ‘Childbirth and Parenting in Horror Texts’. Series in Psychoanalysis. University of Northampton. Northampton, United Kingdom. February 2018.

Work Experience:

September 2017-Present
PGTA, Introduction to Politics, SSEES, University College London

March 2017-March 2017
Course Tutor on the gender module in Vampires, Society, and Culture: Transylvania and Beyond, SSEES, University College London

Other Work Experience

Anonymous Peer Reviewer for Metal Music Studies
Anonymous Peer Reviewer for Revenant


Member of the International Society for Metal Music Studies
Member of Martin Studies International Network

Public Engagement

Experienced Academic Communicator (in the form of stand-up comedy)
Experienced Podcaster