I research intersections between French cinema and philosophy, with a particular focus on questions of ecology, sexuality, embodiment and affect, and cinematic time. I completed the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies at Cambridge in 2019, and a PhD at the University of Oxford in 2023, and am now returning to Cambridge Film and Screen as a Teaching Associate. My current book project, adapted from my PhD dissertation, examines a corpus of contemporary slow cinema filmmakers who allow us to understand the fluctuating boundaries of the human figure in the Anthropocene as a question of sexuality. I bring together film theory, non-anthropocentric theory, and psychoanalysis to propose a new understanding of how cinema engages desiring subjectivity in an era of the human figure’s unprecedented questioning.

My published articles have examined topics as varied as post-colonial ecologies, phenomenology, and film and religion, and in addition to my scholarly output, I have written public facing criticism for publications like Notebook, Hyperallergic, and Another Gaze. I also have experience in the film industry, having worked in feature film development in Los Angeles.

 

Publications:

‘Doing a Psychoanalysis of Nature: Freud and Merleau-Ponty after the Nonhuman Turn’, Paragraph 46, no. 2 (July 2023): 226–43, https://doi.org/10.3366/para.2023.0431

Runner-up for Paragraph Prize (best article submitted in 2021-2022)

‘Carrying the Earth to The Sky: Claire Denis’s Perverse Ecologies’, French Studies 77, no. 1 (January 2023): 79–97, https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/knac258.

‘”The Romance of Astrea and Celadon” in One Shot’, Notebook, 13 December 2022

‘A Woman Escaped? The Female Automaton in Mouchette’, Another Gaze, 27 October 2019

‘Creaturely Worlding in Goodbye to Language’, Filmatique, 24 September 2019

‘24 Hours Watching Dau, the Most Ambitious Film Project of All Time’, Hyperallergic, 12 February 2019

‘The Flesh Made Word: Bodily Inscription and Religion in Celine et Julie vont en bateau.’ Humanities 2018, 7 (4), 114. https://doi.org/10.3390/h7040114

 

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