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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



My PhD research focuses on trans cinema, which I define broadly as moving-image practices that engage in some way with lived trans embodiments and with trans theory. In particular, I'm interested in trans cinema as a medium for encountering, imagining, and making space for non-normative forms of relationality. I presented a paper related to this project at the Slices of Everyday Lives Conference (CineMuseSpace, University of Cambridge, 2019), and have had a paper accepted by the Screen Studies Conference (Screen Journal OUP, University of Glasgow, forthcoming 2020).

MPhil Film and Screen - University of Cambridge - 2016-2017. My MPhil thesis was an exploration of queer relational potential in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. Other essays included a study of masculinity and technology in Buster Keaton's The Playhouse; autobiography and the maternal in Chantal Akerman's No Home Movie and Maniac Shadows; and labour and architecture in Luca Guadagnino's I Am Love. 

BFA Fine Art - Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford - 2012-2015. My practice-based work at the Ruskin focused on memory and sensation in contemporary digital media. My work was exhibited at three group exhibitions and was shortlisted for the Funnel Vision Prize and the Pirye Prize.



Key publications: 

'Ethical Listening: Discovering Non-normative Forms of Intimacy in Pojktanten (2012) and Wild Side (2004)', Another Gaze, Issue 2, December 2018

'Masculinity and the Mechanical: Ambiguous Identities in Buster Keaton's The Playhouse', HARTS & Minds Journal (peer-reviewed), Vol. 3, No. 2, (2017):

Department: Centre for Film and Screen
Supervisor: Professor Emma Wilson
College: Churchill
AHRC subject area: Film History, Theory and Criticism
Title of thesis (provisional): Relationality in Trans Cinema