2020 applicants
Centre for Film and Screen media

Our people

Discover the people behind the Centre for Film and Screen Media

The Centre for Film and Screen Media is home to academic experts, dedicated professionals, and the future of film and screen media research.

Centre members

Professor Sanja Bahun

Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education

Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex

Research interests in international modernism, avant-garde, comparative arts, psychoanalysis, women's and gender studies..

Nic Blower

Filmmaker

Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies , University of Essex

Director-producer with years of experience with the BBC; research interests in documentary, medical humanities, post-trauma.

Professor Shohini Chaudhuri

Professor

Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex

Research interests in world cinema, film theory, feminism, psychoanalysis, human rights.

Professor Jeffrey Geiger

Professor

Centre for Film and Screen Media , University of Essex

Research interests in documentary, postcolonial cinemas, gender and ethnicity, cinema and affect.

Dr Eirini Konstantinidou

Lecturer

Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex

Filmmaker with research interests in science fiction, memory studies, creative practice as research..

Professor Karin Littau

Professor

Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex

Research interests in film adaptation, comparative media, transmedia.

Dr Mary Mazzilli

Lecturer

Centre for Film and Screen Media , University of Essex

Research interests in world cinemas, modernism/postmodernism, gender, transnational Chinese cinema.

Dr Daniel O'Brien

Lecturer

Centre for Film and Screen Media , University of Essex

Research interests in the relationship between cinema, interactive art, and computergaming, new media, interdisciplinary approaches to visual media.

Dr Jordan Savage

Lecturer

Centre for Film and Screen Media , University of Essex

Research interests in the Western, ethnicity in US cinemas, contemporary poetry, intersectional Marxist-Feminist criticism.

Dr Sarah Smyth

Lecturer

Centre for Film and Screen Media , University of Essex

Research interests in feminist theory, women's film and television production, pregnancy and motherhood, genre filmmaking.

 Bevan Walsh

Lecturer

Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex

Filmmaker specialising in independent filmmaking, short film, screenwriting, and directing fiction, with a particular interest in stories concerned with identity, sexuality, and masculinity.