Personal profile


My work and my research exist at the intersection of filmmaking and education in theory and in practice. Running projects in prisons with serving prisoners, with people on parole, in the barrios of Venezuela and with foodbank users I have utilised film as a radical educational tool both in theory and in practice. My work with subaltern groups has fostered a reconceptualization of how we understand both the role of education and the role of film raising questions about what we consider to be ‘common knowledge, ’ and importantly the visual imagery associated with that knowledge.

I am the principle editor of The Journal of Class and Culture

I am on the editorial board of  The Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies

I am the co ordinator of Inside Film

Research interests

I welcome enquires from potential doctoral candidates looking to explore the following areas

Marxist theory and film 

Classical Hollywood cinema

Popular film/media and representations of class

Alternative political film practice (e.g. Third Cinema)

Film practice as research e.g. documentary 

Film as a pedagogic tool 




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