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Researcher in Jazz and Visual Culture, Birmingham City University

I am a researcher of jazz and visual culture in the School of Media at Birmingham City University. I also teach a Jazz Enterprise course at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.

I am currently researching and writing my first book, on jazz and screen modernism. A frequent invited speaker at the National Jazz Archive, I have also lectured at the British Music Experience museum in the O2 arena and given the keynote address at the Jazz and Cinema conference 2013 at Cardiff University. In 2014, I co-organised the New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice conference and curated the Jazzprojector screening season at The Vortex Jazz Club.


  • –present
    Associate Fellow in Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick


  • 2016
    Jazz as Visual Language: film, television and the dissonant image, I. B. Tauris
  • 2015
    Filming Improvisation: jazz criticism's neglect of film style, The Soundtrack
  • 2013
    "What am I looking at, Mulder?": licensed comics and the freedoms of transmedia storytelling, Science Fiction Film and Television