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Position: Professor of Film StudiesSchool of Creative Studies and Media, Bangor University
School of Creative Studies and Media
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
8. Art, Architecture and Performing Arts: TR
Theatre and Film: TR
I have written widely on transatlantic Jewish film, history, politics and popular culture with specific reference to the United States and the United Kingdom. My current research falls into three key areas:
1. Jews, Jewishness and Judaism in Popular Culture, 1990–present: This project explores recent and changing representations of Jewishness as ethnicity and religion in contemporary cinema and other forms of popular culture.
2. Public Intellectuals and American Culture: Ongoing research exploring, theorising and widening the notion of the function of the intellectual in post-war America, with specific focus on Norman Podhoretz, neoconservatives, Commentary magazine, the New York Intellectuals, Arthur Miller and Stanley Kubrick.
3. European Jewish Diasporas: Research into the Jewish Diasporic communities in Europe with a particular emphasis on Scotland and Wales.