About my research

My research interrogates popular Hollywood and European cinema, with a particular focus on teen film. Other research interests include female authorship, genre cinema and constructions of space. Bringing these areas together, I am currently writing a monograph on Céline Sciamma's Girlhood (2014) as part of Routledge's Cinema and Youth Cultures series

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I recently published Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), which combines close textual analysis and critical theory to argue that the genre possesses a distinct narrative and aesthetic.  Elsewhere, I have published a number of book chapters and journal articles, including a co-edited collection of original essays on the director and screenwriter, Amy Heckerling. 

PhD Supervision

I welcome applications from students with interests in the following areas:

  • teen cinema
  • female authorship in film and television
  • Hollywood cinema
  • gender and cinema