I am a writer and historian of art, film, and visual culture. Much of my research considers ethical and eco-political aspects of land and its aesthetic representation.  I am currently a Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. I earned my PhD at Harvard University in 2021. I am a BBC New Generation Thinker 2024. My first book, Land Cinema in an Age of Extraction, is forthcoming with California University Press. 

I am a BBC New Generation Thinker 2024.

Academic Research 

My writing has appeared in books on cinema and landscape, and in articles for Screen, MIRAJ, and Journal of Climate Resilience & Climate Justice. Read more...

Public Speaking

I regularly host film screenings at venues such as the British Film Institute, give public talks, and present at national and international conferences. Read More...


I contribute to BBC Radio's Free Thinking programme and BBC Arts & Ideas podcast, BBC London Radio, and selected podcasts. Read more...


I regularly review films, festivals, biennials, and exhibitions for magazines including Sight & Sound, Frieze, Film Comment, and Art Asia Pacific

Film Festival Juries

I have served on numerous film festival juries including Curacao and Santiago de Compostela.  Read about 10 favourite films here...

Workshop Facilitation

I am available as a speaker and facilitator for workshops on: writing with images; creative writing with film; gallery writing; landscape writing.


With a background in Wales, England, Japan, and the USA, I have a broad portfolio of linguistic and cultural expertise, and a continued fascination with place. Read more...