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Dr Kate Moffat


I am a Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow based in the CMPS. My current research interests are broadly centred on themes of power and cultural ownership in the contemporary media industries of indigenous groups in Northern Europe and Canada. Specifically, my postdoctoral project explores how Sámi media cultures position themselves in the global media environment.

Research Interests

Indigenous media culture, media production practice, Sámi cinema, Nordic screen media, indigenous creative labour, precarity, film and media unions.




Moffat, Kate. The Politics of Ethnicity in Transnational Nordic Screen Media. (under contract with Edinburgh University Press).


Peer Reviewed Journal Publications



Moffat, Kate (2020) Sámi Production Practices and ‘Constituted Precarity’, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. (under review).

Moffat, Kate (2019) Transitions in Documentary Cinema: Cultural Imperialism and the ‘Docu-Noir’, Lähikuva. (in Finnish). (under review)


Kääpä, Pietari., Moffat, Kate (2018) Unthinking Ethnocentrism: Ecocritical Approaches to Ethnic Diversity in Nordic Screen Media, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 8 (2) pp. 149-165.


Moffat, Kate (2018) Race, Ethnicity, and Gang Violence: Exploring Multicultural Tensions in Contemporary Danish Cinema, Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, 25 (1) pp. 136-153.


Moffat, Kate (2018) Bodies in Transition: Somatechnics and the Experimental Art of Liselotte Wajstedt’s Sámi Nieida Jojk/Sámi Daughter Yoik (2007), Somatechnics, 8 (1) pp. 48-63.


Moffat, Kate (2017) Saamelainen elokuvakulttuuri muotoutuvana “verkostoelokuvana” (Sámi Film Culture as an Emerging “Network Cinema”), Lähikuva, 30 (2) pp. 8-26 (in Finnish).


Moffat, Kate (2016) From Imperfect Strangers to New Citizens: Screening Race and Ethnicity in Nordic Film History, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 6 (3) pp. 225-233.


Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Moffat, Kate (2020) “Re-thinking Crisis Politics in the Films of Aku Louhimies” in Austin, Thomas, Koutsourakis, Angelos (eds.) Cinema of Crisis: Film and Contemporary Europe, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (forthcoming).

Moffat, Kate (2020) “Canned Dreams and Lucid Nightmares: Katja Gauriloff and the ‘Cinema of Precarity’”, in Blackmore, Ernie, Knopf, Kerstin and Pearson, Wendy (eds.) Volume II: First Takes, Fourth World: Indigenous Films Around the Globe, London: Routledge/Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. (under review).


Grants and Awards

Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Warwick (2019-2022).


Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarship, University of Stirling (2015-2018).




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