Researcher and Lecturer in Screen and Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne

Stuart Richards teaches at the University of Melbourne in the School of Culture and Communication. His first monograph The Queer Film Festival: Politics and Popcorn is published by Palgrave Macmillan. He has previously worked with both the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and The San Francisco Frameline International LGBTQ Film Festival. He is a member of the Australian Film Critics Association and can be heard on Triple R's Plato's Cave.


  • 2016–present
    Research associate, The University of Melbourne
  • –present
    Tutor and Researcher , The University of Melbourne


    The University of Melbourne, Doctorate
  • 2009 
    The University of Melbourne, Masters of Cinema Management
  • 2007 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Film And Television (190204)
  • Film, Television And Digital Media (1902)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Visual Cultures (190104)
  • Arts And Cultural Policy (160502)