I have been reading and writing about film since 2013. I conducted my first film research project in 2016 on 21st Century noir heroes in the Dark Knight trilogy and the TV series House of Cards. During my BA at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, I was mainly interested in film politics, ranging from Marxist critique to feminist film theory. For my MA in Film Studies, I explored Alain Badiou's philosophy in relation to cinematic time. My dissertation was 'Eternity Descending into Time: A Cinematic Temporality of Love'. My second MA at Birkbeck had a focus on film curation and audiences. Through Birkbeck, I worked on a two-month placement with the BFI London Film Festival marketing team. That experience and my interest in place and the city culminated in a dissertation titled 'The BFI London Film Festival beween Place and Placelessness'.
Combining my interests in film theory, philosophy, and place studies, my PhD project looks at the potential that place has in generating film theory. This site is dedicated to the development of this project - the research blog will document my notes and thoughts on my reserach subjects.
Apart from academic research, I am also a frequent cinemagoer and film festival goer. In the past 5 years I have attended New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Festival de Cannes, the Berlinale, BFI London Film Festival, CineCina and Raindance Film Festival. For spontaneous film reviews and ratings, please visit my Letterboxd profile.