Current research  


I am currently editing a collection of new essays, entitled Architectures of Revolt: The Cinematic City circa 1968, on the conjuncture between cinema, cities, and political protest worldwide in 1968. This will be published by Temple University Press in spring 2018 in the series Life, Landscape, and Policy.

http://www.temple.edu/tempress/urban_life.html

With a group of colleagues, I am convening a series of workshops and a symposium on the theme of '1968 and its legacies', to be held at King's College London in May and June 2018. See this page or this pdf for further details.

I am also researching and writing a second monograph on cinema in/and Los Angeles. My 2012 monograph Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles focused on the 1900s-1950s, so this new book concentrates on the 1960s and '70s, a particularly complex and rich period in the history of both motion pictures and urbanization in that city and internationally.

Other publications I'm working on currently include journal articles on Henri Lefebvre's attitudes to film and television, William Klein's documentary about May '68 entitled Grands soirs et petits matins (1978), and cinematic image and cultural trope of the university campus.

I occasionally write journalistic pieces - for example, here and here - and I am in the advisory board of the online open access journal Mediapolis.