Department of Media, Culture and Language

Visiting address
018 Queen's Building, Southlands
Contact

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3713

Biography

I joined Roehampton in September 2010 after three years at the University of St Andrews.

I have three degrees from the University of Oxford - a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (French and Spanish), an MSt in European Literature, and a DPhil in film theory and digital cinema.

As a Senior Lecturer in Film, I currently convene a number of modules at BA and MA levels, including Forms of Cinema, World Cinemas, Guerrilla Filmmaking, Research Essay, Audiovisual Dissertation, Dissertation and Transnational Cinemas from the Multipliex to the Web. I also teach on Film History, Criticism & Analysis, Screen Cultures of London and various other modules.

In addition, I am Exams Officer for Film Studies.

Office Hours

Please contact me by email.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Modern Languages
MSt in European Literature
DPhil in Film Theory and Digital Cinema

Research interests

Expertise

Film-philosophy
Film theory
Digital cinema
Cognitive film theory
Film and philosophy
Transnational cinema
3D cinema
Cinema and politics

Filmmaking

Aside from my academic work, I am also a filmmaker. In 2009, I directed a feature film called EN ATTENDANT GODARD, which esteemed critic Jonathan Rosenbaum rated as one of his Top 5 Films of 2009 in SIGHT & SOUND magazine, alongside work by Alain Resnais and Abbas Kiarostami. EN ATTENDANT GODARD played at CPH PIX in Copenhagen, as well as having screenings at NorthWest Film Forum in Seattle, USA, the Cinemateket in Stockholm, Sweden, and in Curitiba, Brazil. The film also played on the opening weekend of the new ArtsEmerson film and theatre complex in Cambridge, Massachusetts, alongside films by Fritz Lang and Jean-Luc Godard.

In 2010, I completed my second feature film, AFTERIMAGES, which also received a brief mention in SIGHT & SOUND's Films of the Year for 2010 from prominent critic Catherine Wheatley.

Since then, I have completed a further 7 feature films, including COMMON GROUND (2012), CHINA: A USER'S MANUAL (FILMS) (2012), SELFIE (2014), THE NEW HOPE (2015), UR: THE END OF CIVILIZATION IN 90 TABLEAUX (2015), LETTERS TO ARIADNE (2016) and CIRCLE/LINE (2016). I am currently also finishing a 10th feature film, THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT.

Research projects

Up until now, my research has taken on a somewhat rolling pattern.

Professional affiliations

I am a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI), and the British Film Institute (BFI).

I am also Book Reviews Editor for both Film-Philosophy and Studies in European Cinema, and conference reviews editor for Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image. I am a board member of Film-Philosophy.

Consultancy work

I have acted as a peer reviewer for applications for both the Early Career Fellowship scheme and for the Science in Culture scheme for the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.

I have acted as a series consultant for Palgrave Macmillan on a proposed book series.

I have peer reviewed proposed monograph publications and full book manuscripts for the following publishing houses:

  • Amsterdam University Press

  • Berg

  • Berghahn

  • Bloomsbury

  • Continuum

  • Edinburgh University Press

  • Indiana University Press

  • Intellect

  • Palgrave Macmillan

  • Routledge

  • Wiley-Blackwell

     

    I have also acted as a peer reviewer for various journals, including:-

     

  • Adaptation

  • Altitude: An E-Journal of Emerging Humanities Work

  • Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image

  • Cinema Journal

  • Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

  • Critical Studies in Television

  • Deleuze Studies

  • Film-Philosophy

  • Framework

  • Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

  • Image and Narrative

  • The International Journal of Scottish Theatre & Screen

  • Krisis: Tijdschrift voor actuele filosofie

  • Limina Journal

  • Media and Commmunication

  • NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies

  • New Review of Film and Television Studies

  • New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film

  • Rhizomes

  • Science Fiction Film and Television

  • Scope: An Online Journal of Film and TV Studies

  • Screen

  • Senses of Cinema

  • Studies in European Cinema

  • Studies in Eastern European Cinema

  • Studies in French Cinema

  • Visual Communication Quarterly

  • Wide Screen

Teaching

I have convened and/or taught on modules in the following areas:

Reading Visual Aesthetics
Digital CInema
Forms of Cinema
Film History & Criticism
Guerrilla Filmmaking
Representing Women
Contemporary Hollywood
Key Concepts in Film Studies
Modern World Cinema
Transnational Cinema
Film Theory, Culture and Entertainment
Contemporary Film Theory
Asian Cinemas

Examining Experience

I have acted as internal examiner for David H. Fleming's PhD in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews (April 2010).

I am external examiner at BA and MA levels for Anglia Ruskin University, and at BA level for London Metropolitan University.

Research outputs

  1. Contemporary Uruguayan cinemas

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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