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Reader in Film Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Lucy Bolton is Reader in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London, where she specialises in film philosophy, film stardom, and feminist approaches to filmmaking and film theory. Lucy is the author of Film and Female Consciousness: Irigaray, Cinema and Thinking Women (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and Contemporary Cinema and the Philosophy of Iris Murdoch (Edinburgh University Press 2019). She is also the co-editor of Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (Palgrave Macmillan 2016, winner of BAFTSS Best Edited Collection 2017). She has published widely on film philosophy and film stardom, and is the co-editor of the book series Visionaries (EUP) on women filmmakers.


  • 2012–2021
    Reader , Queen Mary University of London