UD Media Relations staffers are happy to assist journalists with interview requests for this expert.
Areas of Expertise
- Highly knowledgeable about the work of director Alfred Hitchcock. Books by Leitch include "The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock," "Find the Director and Other Hitchcock Games" and the forthcoming "A Companion to Hitchcock Studies." He also serves on the editorial board of the journal "Hitchcock Annual."
- Can discuss film adaptations and detective fiction.
- Directs UD's Film Studies program. Well versed in Hollywood movies and popular culture.
- Teaches classes on theories of storytelling (narrative theory).
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Disaster Research Center
Research focuses on climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat (relocation of people and assets away from risk) and environmental justice.
Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Examines representations of Blackness and womanhood in pop culture, the art world and the media.