Position: Associate Professor in Film and Culture
Department: Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
Area of expertise
My research interests are centred on four main areas: popular film and media genres, especially representations of gender and identity within those forms; music and cinema, including film musicals, film soundtracks, and popular music on screen; aging, gender and culture, especially media representations of aging femininity and their associated discourses; New Zealand cinema, in particular the films of Jane Campion.
I have written and published widely on these topics, and my most recent publications include: ‘The Nation’s Matron: Hattie Jacques and British Postwar Popular Culture’ in the Journal of British Cinema and Television (January 2015), Jane Campion and Adaptation: Angels, Demons and Unsettling Voices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and Aging Femininities, Troubling Representations (Cambridge Scholars, 2012, with Dr J Dolan).
My research is informed by feminist and materialist traditions of critical analysis and a firm commitment to social transformation.