At the current time, I am Senior lecture in Visual Culture at Bangor University in the School of Creative Studies and Media.
I have quite a varied background with a degree in Drama and English Literature from Goldsmith College London; an MA in European Cinema from University of Exeter and my PhD, also from Exeter, examined the philosophy of the body in feminist film. I have worked and lived in Japan, Australia, France, Belgium and South Korea and conduct research around the globe focusing on a variety of topics. I am also involved in various women’s education and rape and sexual abuse prevention and aid programs.
I am the founding co-editor of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (with Dr Ann Heylen and Dr John Berra) and the co-founder and organiser (with Dr Yan Ying) of the Centre for East Asian Studies at Bangor University.
I have published widely on a variety of topics including domestic violence in video games, landscape in Chinese cinema, landscape in colonial Japan and representation of prostitution in Japanese cinema. Current projects include a co-edited collected edition on International Cinema and the Girl (Palgrave Mcmillian), an AHRC funded monograph on colonial Japanese cinema and an innovative study examining bride kidnapping in contemporary visual culture.
You can follow the bride kidnapping project via the project website: http://stopbridekidnapping.wordpress.com
Rising Sun and Divided Land: Contemporary Japanese and Korean Film Directors, Columbia University Press Wallflower Press Imprint.