Child, Louise

United Kingdom

Dr. Louise Child is a lecturer in religious studies at Cardiff University, U.K.  She is interested in dreams, visions, myths, and rituals and how they are explored in indigenous and popular film and television and has published articles on animism, gender, and indigenous film in New Zealand and collective consciousness and the sacred in Star Trek and The Sopranos.  She has also edited a collection on Religion and Sight with Aaron Rosen.  Her book, Dreams, Vampires, and Ghosts: Anthropological Perspectives on the Sacred and Psychology in Film and Television (2023) suggests ways in which the anthropology of religion can contribute to the study of cinematic and televisual narratives.