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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am currently open to new PhD applications in the following areas:
- Cinema and the Visual Arts
- Political Cinema
- Documentary Film Studies

1994 …2023

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Personal profile

Research Statement

I work chiefly on comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of film. A number of my research projects have been externally funded (British Academy (2013-15), Wellcome Trust (2015-16), Leverhulme Research Fellowship Scheme (2013-14), and the AHRC (2017-22)), and to date I have successfully supervised ten PhD projects, and second-supervised four.

My publications include: Regarding the Real: Cinema, Documentary, and the Visual Arts (Manchester University Press, 2016); Post-Conflict Performance, Film and Visual Arts: Cities of Memory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); and I have published research articles in journals such as Film Quarterly, Screen, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Studies in Documentary Film, Kinema, Screening the PastModernist Cultures, Journal of Culture and Aesthetics, Film Studies, and Literature-Film Quarterly. Recent publications include: 'Chaos ex machina: The Art of Jean Tinguely and the Documentary Image,' Screening the Art World, ed. Temenuga Trifonova (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022), pp. 115-132.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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