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Dr Kate Moffat


I am a Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow based in the CMPS. My research interests broadly centre on power and cultural ownership in the contemporary media industries of indigenous groups in Northern Europe, the USA 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, precariat cinema



  • Moffat, Kate (2023) The Politics of Ethnicity in Transnational Nordic Screen Media (under contract with Edinburgh University Press).

Edited Book Collections

  • Falvey, Eddie., Watson, Tom., Moffat, Kate (2023) ReFocus: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming).

Edited Journal Collections

  • Moffat, Kate, Asava, Zélie (2022) Approaching Race and Ethnicity in Nordic Film Culture, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Moffat, Kate (2023) "Canned Dreams and Lucid Nightmares: Katja Gauriloff and the 'Cinema of Precarity'", in Blackmore, Ernie, Knopf, Kerstin and Pearson, Wendy (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Film. London: Routledge (forthcoming).

  • Moffat, Kate (2023) "Pusher (Refn, 1996) as ‘Alternative Heritage Cinema'" in Watson, Tom., Falvey, Eddie., Moffat, Kate (eds.) Refocus - Nicolas Winding Refn, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming).
  • Moffat, Kate (2023) “Cult and Ethnicity in the Films of Nicolas Winding Refn” in Watson, Tom., Falvey, Eddie., Moffat, Kate (eds.) Refocus - Nicolas Winding Refn, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming).
  • Kääpä, Pietari., Moffat, Kate (2022) Taking the Green Pill? Exploring the 'Reluctant Eco-Celebrity' in the Case of Keanu Reeves, Celebrity Studies
  • Castelló-Mayo, Enrique., Kääpä, Pietari., Moffat, Kate., López-Gómez, Antía (2021) Posicionament de veus alternatives a l’Europa audiovisual: el cas de la política lingüística Catalana, Gallega, Basca i Sami (Positioning Alternative Voice in Audiovisual Europe: The Case of Catalonian, Galician, Basque and Sámi Language Politics), Quaderns del CAC, 47 (in Catalan).

  • Moffat, Kate (2020) Yksilöllisyyden politiikka Elina Hirvosen dokumenttielokuvassa Kiehumispiste (The Politics of Individualism in Elina Hirvonen's Documentary Boiling Point), Lähikuva, 33 (3-4) pp. 63-76 (in Finnish).
  • Moffat, Kate (2020) Sámi Film Production and ‘Constituted Precarity’, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 10 (2) pp. 191–206.
  • 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. pp. 93-104.
  • Moffat, Kate., Kääpä, Pietari (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.

Grants and Awards

Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Warwick (2019-2023) £438,754.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarship, University of Stirling (2015-2018) £54,000.


2022 The Global Audience

2020 Research Methods and Approaches (postgraduate level).

PhD Supervision

Hao Xie (co-supervised with Dr Pietari Kääpä).

Lucia Yuen (co-supervised with Dr Pietari Kääpä).