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Dr Helen Frisby

University of Bath, UK

My research interests focus on popular funerary customs, past and present, and I’m interested in cemeteries as spaces (or places?) where death and dying are constructed, performed and contested. I’m a CDAS Visiting Research Fellow, Secretary of the Association for the Study of Death & Society, and Participation Officer and a Trustee of the Folklore Society. I am Researcher Development Manager at UWE Bristol, with particular responsibility for PGR researcher development and interests in research culture, academic writing and PGR wellbeing.

Frisby, H. (2022) ‘The sin-eater: ritual and representation in a hypermodern world’, Revenant, 8, 214-239.

Frisby, H. (2019) Traditions of Death and Burial, London: Bloomsbury.

Frisby, H. (2015) ‘Drawing the pillow, laying out and port wine: the moral economy of death, dying and bereavement in England, c.1840-1930’, Mortality, 20:2, 103-127.


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