I am currently a Teaching Associate in the Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies at the University of Nottingham. I completed my PhD at Nottingham in 2016. I hold an MRes in Film and Television Studies, also awarded by the University of Nottingham. In 2005 I completed an MSc in Multimedia Engineering, awarded by Nottingham Trent University.
My teaching and research expertise spans on transnational cinema's production and consumption, film technology, and artistic practices situated at the interface of cinema and the art gallery. My previous research concerns production and consumption of contemporary art cinema, focused on the Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa.
Currently I am starting a research on audiovisual technologies. This research reflects my academic concerns at the interface of cinema theory and film technology. I am particularly interested in the dialogue between analogue and digital media technologies and formats, including processes of technological and cultural obsolescence, and the ways these can help us rethink present debates around film and media aesthetics, production and consumption practices.
Among others, my research and personal interests include Iberian and Latin American art and popular cinemas, global art film, media archaeology, documentary film, cinema and music subcultures, and depictions of food in film and TV.
At the Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies, I currently teach in the following modules (2018/2019):
CULT/1026 & CULT/1027 - Producing Film and Television
CULT2008 - Transnational Media
CULT/2015 - Researching Culture, Film and Media
ReFocus: The Films of Pedro Costa. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2019.
De Luca, Tiago and Nuno Barradas Jorge (eds), Slow Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.
Book chapters and journal articles
"Contextualising Pedro Costa's digital filmmaking", in Mariana Liz (ed.), Portugal's Global Cinema: Industry, History and Culture. London: IB Tauris, 2017, pp. 135-49.
"Memory and representation: Japanese terrorism in 'Distance' and 'United Red Army'", in Adriana Martins et al (eds), Mediations of Disruption in Post-Conflict Cinema. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 137-44.
"Living Daily, Working Slowly: Pedro Costa's In Vanda's Room", in Tiago de Luca and Nuno Barradas Jorge (eds), Slow Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016, pp. 169-79.
"Pedro Costa on the Island of the Dead: Distant Referencing and the Making of 'Casa de Lava'", in Adaptation, Volume 7, Issue 3. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 229-52.
"Thinking of Portugal, Looking at Cape Verde: Notes on Representation of Immigrants in the Films of Pedro Costa", in Rêgo, Cacilda and Marcus Brasileiro (eds), Migration in Lusophone Cinema, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 47-57.
"El 'nuevo castizo': estereotipos típicos en las películas de Torrente", in Nadia Lie, Silvana Mandolessi & Dagmar Vandebosch (eds), El juego con los estereotipos. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012, pp. 173-82.
"The Miracle of P Tinto (El milagro de P Tinto)", in Hortelano, Lorenzo J. Torres (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: Spain. London: Intellect, 2011, pp. 93-5.
"Mutant Action (Acción Mutante)", in Hortelano, Lorenzo J. Torres (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: Spain. London: Intellect, 2011, pp. 230-32.