I am a historian of film, and I joined Lincoln in 2016 as Lecturer in Film and Television History. My research focuses on the history of cinema in Britain, especially during the early twentieth century. I am also interested in film exhibition, cinema-going, and representations of gender and sexuality in film, including histories of LGBTQ cinema. Before joining Lincoln, I studied at the University of Cambridge, and was a postdoctoral Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at University College London.
My first book, Acting for the Silent Screen: Film Actors and Aspiration between the Wars, was published in 2017. I also developed the online resource London’s Silent Cinemas (www.londonssilentcinemas.com), which includes essays and interactive maps about the history of film exhibition and cinema-going in London between 1906 and 1930. I am currently co-editing a book about representations of London on film, and researching representations of male cross-dressing in British cinema.
I teach a number of modules in the Film and Television and History BA programmes, and I am a Personal Tutor for History students. I am also on the Working Group for the Media Archive for Central England (MACE).
My office is in the MHT Building, Room MC2125.
British Cinema; Early and Silent Cinema; Film Exhibition; Gender and Sexuality; LGBTQ Film History