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- Research Associate
- Arts Faculty Office
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
My research focuses on the history of cinema in Britain. As the first CHIRP Postdoctoral Research Associate at UCL, I am embarking on a project that explores the early history of cinema in London, before 1930. I am especially interested in the social experience of cinema-going in London's West End, and in the cluster of film businesses that grew up in the streets of Soho - an area that contemporary commentators came to know as London's 'Filmland'.
I am also interested in developing my doctoral research on film actors and would-be film actors in Britain during the period of silent cinema. Some of this research is published, or forthcoming, in journal articles and essays. My article 'How to Become a Bioscope Model' won the 2010 Projection Box Essay Award for new research into British popular visual culture.
From 2013, I will be teaching a course on 'Film Exhibition' as part of the UCL MA in Film Studies.
I have also lectured on cinematic representations of London for the UCL Department of English BA course 'London in Literature'.
|2012||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University of Cambridge|
|2005||BA Hons||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||University of Cambridge|