I have joined Film and Screen Studies at Monash university in 2008. Currently I am an ARC DECRA research fellow based in FSS at Monash University (ARC DECRA 2016-2018 DE160101138). My inter-disciplinary research work takes place at the intersection of cinema studies, cultural studies, Slavic studies, philosophy and psychology. I have published extensively in the areas of film theory and criticism, cultural history and memory, identity and subjectivity. My current projects include a book-length study of narrative theories, a further work on interaction of old and new media, and an exploration of how contemporary film theory intersects with the integrative science of mind and brain.