My research examines the role of the human voice in Italian horror and giallo cinema of the 1960s to1980s – I'm particularly interested in attending to the voice in these films as a way of rethinking their historicity. These films are great examples of the how the cinematic voice must constantly respond to the narrative needs of a film's story, and the commercial needs of its soundtrack production. As a result, the voice forms a strong link between films' texts and contexts, and allows us to hear how texts speak to the wider social, cultural and political concerns of their day.
My research is grounded in broad expertise on the philosophy of voice. Alongside my main research I'm interested in the wider history and theory of sound-based medial. I lecture and supervise on both Italian and general sound-based media topics.
Before starting my PhD, I was a practicing filmmaker.