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Lecturer in Film History and Critical Theory, Royal Holloway

I studied for my BA at Royal Holloway, for my MA at the University of Sussex and returned to Royal Holloway for my PhD. My thesis on Marcel Duchamp offers an account of the decline of European easel painting through the lens of the decline of traditional metaphysics.

My research is focussed mainly on modernist visual art and literature, with a particular interest in lyrical and idiomatic forms of expression. I also have an interest in public health policy and worked as a researcher on Lord Norman Fowler’s book Aids: Don’t Die of Prejudice (published by Biteback in 2014).

I currently teach in the Media Arts Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, convening courses on film history and the modernist avant-garde. I am also a director of the Peckham Pelican, a South East London project space which hosts a variety of interdisciplinary and cross-media events and exhibitions, providing a platform for local artists, activists and entrepreneurs.


  • 2016–present
    Teaching Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London


  • 2015 
    Royal Holloway, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Sussex , MA


  • 2012
    “But the Image Wants Danger”: Georges Bataille, Werner Herzog, and Poetical Response to Paleoart, Time and Mind, The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture

Grants and Contracts

  • 2008
    Reid Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    Royal Holloway
  • 2007
    Research Preparation Master's Scheme
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy