My research traverses the fields of Film Studies and Anthropology. I am particularly interested in visual culture, the body, and issues of embodiment and synaesthesia in the cinemagoing experience. I am also a media producer and am currently doing post-production on an ethnographic film I shot on the cultural symbolism of the automobile in Lagos, Nigeria.
Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture in Galway, Ireland, Medical Anthropology (2010)
This article examines how the aesthetic design of clinics and interactive discourse 5 and rituals...
Tickling and teasing the real: mocking reality TV in the film Series 7, Post Script (2009)
This article compares the ways in which both reality TV and mockumentary film make "truth"...
Finding the Essential: A Phenomenological Look at Hal Hartley's "No Such Thing", Film and Philosophy (2003)
Towards an Anarchy of Imagery: Questioning the Categorization of Films as "Ethnographic", Journal of Film and Video (2003)
Faithful to a Fault: Was it really necessary to remake "Let the Right One" In in English? (with Salman Hameed), Three Quarks Daily (2010)
Altered States of Embodiment: Spirit Possession in Ethnographic and Feature Films, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (2008)
Possession and other forms of altered states of embodiment are represented in both feature and...