Harvard University

PhD Doctoral Candidate, Presidential Scholar: Film and Visual Studies. Secondary field: Social Anthropology (2015–)

University of Cambridge (King’s College)

MPhil Screen Media and Cultures (Distinction) 2012-2013

Goldsmiths College, University of London

BA Art Practice (First Class with Honours) 2009-2012


Harvard University Presidential Fellowship (2015-2021)

Kennedy Memorial Trust Graduate Research Fellowship (2018)

Weatherhead Center for US-Japan Relations Graduate Travel Grant (2018)

Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2016)

Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, Graduate Research Grant, Japan (2016, 2017)

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Scholarship, Tokyo (2013-2015)

Young Artist Scholarship, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Wales (2013)

Rylands Art Prize, King's College, University of Cambridge (2013)

Academic Excellence Scholarship, Goldsmiths College, University of London (2009-2012)


"Anne Charlotte Robertson's Five Year Diary," Film Comment (June 2019) [online]

"Present. Perfect. Shengze Zhu," ICA: Frames of Representation, London (March 2019) [print and online]

"Vulnerable Histories: Interview with Koki Tanaka," Art Asia Pacific (February 2019) [online]

"Artists' Moving Images in Asia: Panel Report," International Film Festival Rotterdam (February 2019) [online]

"Rotterdam Interview: Shengze Zhu," Film Comment (January 2019) [online]

"International Film Festival Rotterdam Interview: Aya Koretzky," International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 2019) [online]

“Margaret Tait: A Working Landscape,” Sight & Sound, British Film Institute (November 2018) [print and online]

New York Film Festival/ Projections Interview: Sky Hopinka,Film Comment (October 2018) [online]

Jessica Sarah Rinland: Natural Histories,” Curto Circuito International Film Festival (October 2018) [catalogue essay]

Locarno Interview: Yeo Siew Hua,” Film Comment (August 2018) [online]

Locarno Interview: Richard Billingham,” Film Comment (August 2018) [online]

“Locarno: Growing Up in a Fresh Light,” Indiewire (August 2018) [online]

“Locarno Interview: Maria Alché,” Variety (August 2018) [online]

“Wanderlust: Films About Walking” Sight & Sound, British Film Institute (March 2018) [print and online]

Just in Time,Index, Harvard Art Museums (March 2018) [online]

Living Rooms,” Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival/ Japan Foundation (March 2018) [online]

“Landscape/ Portrait: The Films of Ana Mendieta,’ Sight & Sound, British Film Institute (December 2017) [print and online]

“The Human Surge: Eduardo Williams,” Frieze (January 2017) [print and online]

“Ben Rivers: A Politics of Representation,” King’s Review, University of Cambridge (May 2016) [print and online]

“Memory and Reconstruction: Japanese photography and architecture,” Ocula (April 2016) [online]

“Postcard from Newcastle: Mikhail Karikis,” Frieze (June 2015) [print and online]

“Parasophia, Kyoto,” Ocula (April 2015) [online]

“Art Fair Tokyo and a Suggested Itinerary in Five Parts,” Ocula (March 2015) [online]

“Japan Focus,” Ocula (November 2014) [online]

“New Intimacies,” Frieze (October 2014) [print and online]

“Yokohama Triennale,” Ocula (September 2014) [online]

“Mediacity Seoul,” Ocula (September 2014) [online]

“Cinema of Intimacy: Steve McQueen” King’s Review, University of Cambridge (August 2014) [print and online]

“Yebisu International Festival of Art and Alternative Visions,” Frieze (March 2014) [print and online]

“Roppongi Crossing,” Frieze (January 2014) [print and online]


Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam, Curacao: Jury (2019)

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands: Young Critics (2019)

“Digital Japan”: Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, Norwich, UK (2018)

“The Film Comment Podcast” [guest, 2018-]

71st Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland: Critics Academy (2018)

University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris VII, and NYU: Thinking Film and Literature through Visual Culture. Conference (2018)

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan. Film Critic Academy (2017)

National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan (Anthro Film Lab) Talk: "Filming the Everyday: Poetics of Observation" (June 2016)

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Gifu, Japan. Presentation: sensory filmmaking and sense of place (2016)

University of Tokyo (Department of Cultural Anthropology) Led workshop in non-fiction filmmaking about place, (2014)

University of Tokyo (Department of Cultural Anthropology) Presentation: “Recent filmmaking and Margaret Tait,” (2014)

Whitechapel Gallery, London. Public lecture: “Place of Work: Margaret Tait and the filmpoem” (2013)


Associate Programmer, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, England (2018)

Curatorial Intern, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard University Art Museums (2017-2018)

Curator, ‘Customs: films of immigration,’ Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard (2017-18)

Co-curator, “Mirage: The Films of Ana Mendieta,” Harvard Film Archive/ Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University (February 2017)

Curatorial assistant, “Yebisu International Festival of Art and Alternative Visions,” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan, (October 2014-March 2015)

Founder and curator of Frame, a programme of artists’ film screenings, guest talks and discussions, King’s College, University of Cambridge, (2013)

Assistant and artist residency, Welsh Pavilion, Arts Council of Wales at the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy, (June-August 2011)


Teaching Fellow for Dennis Lim, Visual and Environmental Studies Department, Harvard University (2016-17, 2018-19)

Teaching Fellow for Matt Saunders, Visual and Environmental Studies Department, Harvard University (2019)

Teaching Fellow for Eric Rentschler, Visual and Environmental Studies Department, Harvard University (2018)

Workshop coordinator, Film and Visual Studies Graduate Workshop, Harvard University (2016-17)


Graduate Student Associate, Reischauer Japanese Institute, Harvard University (2017-19)

Assistant researcher, writer and coordinator, Harvard Film Archive (ongoing)

Research affiliation, University of Tokyo/ University of Cambridge (Department of Modern and Medieval Languages) (2013-2015)

Visiting researcher, University of Tokyo (Department of Cultural Anthropology) (2014-2015)

Visiting researcher, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Japan (2014-2015)

Assistant editor, King’s Review, University of Cambridge (2014-2015)

Library and archive assistant. King’s College Library, University of Cambridge (2013)


Film Viewer for selections, London Film Festival (2019)

Film Programme Advisor, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (2017-19)

Film Consultant for documentary program, Harvard University and the City of Boston (2017)

Student Advisory Committee, Presidential Search, Harvard University (2017-18)


English, Welsh, Japanese, French, Chinese (Mandarin, beginner)