BA (Hons 1) (University of Sydney)
PhD (University of Sydney)
I am Associate Professor in Film Studies and a fellow of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy.
My core research and publication activities are driven by my longstanding interest in the cinemas of Germany and Iran. These vastly different national cinemas are closely connected through my theorisation of allegorical processes in film combined with a close attention to the impact of socio-political and historical contexts on the development of film style. My current research is focused primarily on Iranian cinema. This emphasis on Iranian cinema has allowed me to extend and expand my theorisation of allegorical cinema into an area of national cinema studies that is both contemporary and dynamic. My most recent research project looks at the German films of the Iranian Filmmaker Sohrab Shahid Saless.
My new book Allegory in Iranian Cinema: The Aesthetics of Poetry and Resistance will be published by Bloomsbury on 25 July 2019
Introduction to Film Studies
Issues in Film Styles and Aesthetics (focus on allegorical cinema)
Honours in Film Studies