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As a feminist cinema and screen studies teacher-scholar, I stress affective, ethical-political potentials of moving images and modern art.

I am an advanced tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Until August 2022, I was Assistant Professor of Audiovisual Cultures & the Moving Image in the Institute for Media & Cultural Studies, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, and Guest Lecturer at the University of Cologne (Departments of American Literary and Cultural Studies, and Romance Studies). After obtaining my PhD from the University of Cambridge (Department of French, Newnham College), I held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Edinburgh (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities), Brown University (Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women), and the University of New South Wales (Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia). From 2016-19, I was Senior Lecturer (permanent Associate Professor) in Film at Falmouth University (UK), before moving to the University of Cologne in 2019, where I was a 2018-19 Research Fellow at the Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies (Käte Hamburger Center for Excellence), and in NYC, an August-October 2018 Visiting Fellow at Parsons New School for Design (Center for Transformative Media, director, Edward Keller). Prior to my PhD, I was a 2009-10 University of Aberdeen Predoctoral Film Teaching Fellow.

Recent peer-reviewed works (2018-2022) appear in

  • The Sustainable Legacy of Agnès Varda: Feminist Practice and Pedagogy (April 2022, Bloomsbury);

  • Camera Obscura (May 2021, #106, Duke University Press), ‘Future Varda';

  • Revisiting Style in Literary and Cultural Studies (Peter Lang, 2020);

  • Studies in European Cinema (2019);

  • “Materialising Absence in Film and Media” (co-edited with Saige Walton for Screening the Past, 2018);

  • The Anthem Handbook of Screen Theory (2018)


Alongside a return to audiovisual essay work, two monographs are in-progress: Little Women (2019): Minute by Minute (for Nicholas Rombes' new Bloomsbury book series, Timecodes), and Herself: Feminist Ecocinema and Moving Image Portraiture. A transdisciplinary book collection (co-edited with Hanjo Berressem) is also in-progress which is inspired by the spatial and visual concept of a triptych as expressed in practice and philosophy. My first book, Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), was re-issued in paperback in 2015.

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