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.
I’ve published two books: Identity, Community and Australian artists, 1890-1914: Paris, London & Further Afield (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and Trouble Every Day, a study of Claire Denis’ 2002 film in the Devil’s Advocates series (Auteur/Liverpool University Press, 2021). My next book, Man-Eater, is part of a long-term project “Man-Eater: Cannibal Women in Contemporary Visual Culture”. Recent book chapters include ‘Connection and reflection through dark storytelling: Filmmakers, Community and Women in Horror Film Festivals, in Bloody Women: Women Directors of Horror (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022) and ‘Blood Lust: Realism, Violent Inspiration, and the Artist in Horror Cinema’, in Screening the Art World (Amsterdam University Press, 2022). 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 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, where I was on the competition jury in 2022, Ax Wound Film Festival, where I was a judge in 2021, BAFTSS Horror Studies, Cine-Excess, Fear 2000, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, The Future of Horror is Female, Nightstream Film Festival, and The Miskatonic Institute of Horror. She has also guested on podcasts including Final Girls Feast Podcast, A Year in Horror, Woman in Revolt, and also on the local radio program 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) which will be published in a special issue of MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture which will be launched at Final Girls Berlin Film Festival in 2023.
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.