I’m an Australian-born, New York-based writer, researcher and communications consultant who written about art, film and culture for a range of publications. I have a PhD in Art History & Film Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia, where I taught for several years and am currently an affiliate.
My first book Identity, Community and Australian artists, 1890-1914: Paris, London & Further Afield was released with Bloomsbury Academic in 2019 and my second, Trouble Every Day, part of the Devil’s Advocates series, at Auteur/Liverpool University Press in 2021. I’m also working on a long-term project “Man-Eater: Cannibal Women in Contemporary Visual Culture”. You can follow my passion for representations of women in horror by signing up to my newsletter Final Girls & Femme Fatales.
Recently, I’ve spoken about film at Ax Wound Film Festival, where I was also a judge in 2021, BAFTSS Horror Studies, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Cine-Excess, Fear 2000, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, The Future of Horror is Female, Nightstream Film Festival, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror, Final Girls Feast Podcast and also on Your Niche is Dead.
I’m currently participating in “Doing Women’s (Global) (Horror) Film History”, a 12-month program on video essay production. I’ll be creating a video essay on Mari Asato’s Fatale Frame (2014) to be part of a special issue of MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture which will be launched at Final Girls Berlin Film Festival.
I’ve worked across various professions and media: I can produce sharp newsletters, manage social media accounts or help shape a new business proposal. I could write you a review, press release, speech, film synopsis, research proposal, essay, artwork label text, digital copy, Instagram caption or fairly average haiku. Because I’m trained in visual communication, I work especially well with multi-media content. I’m all about making words and images look good. Samples are available on request.