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Personal Development


'The Mythologisation of John F. Kennedy in American Film and Television'; Film & Myth: Film & History Conference, Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee, September 2012.

'Predicting Obama?: Hollywood's Black Presidency and The Creation of a Stereotype'; British Association of American Studies Annual Conference, University of Manchester, April 2012.

'The Representation of John F. Kennedy: Myth vs History'; Adapting Historical Narratives, De Montfort University, February 2012.

'The President as Action Hero: Masculinity and The American Presidency in Independence Day and Air Force One'; Masculinity and Popular Culture, University of Southampton, March 2011.

'Seeing Obama/Projecting Kennedy: The Presence of JFK in Images of Barack Obama'; Texting Obama: Politics/Poetics/Popular Culture, Manchester Metropolitan University, September 2010.


The American President in Film and Television, monograph based on my PhD thesis, published by Peter Lang, forthcoming 2014.

'Seeing Obama/Projecting Kennedy: The Presence of JFK in Images of Barack Obama'; Comparative American Studies 10:2-3, 2012.

[in preparation], '"The Real Thing": Election Campaigns and The Question of Authenticity in American Film and Television'.


My PhD research was funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council block grant scheme [2009-2012].

My MA was funded by the AHRC's Research Preparation Masters' Scheme, awarded through an open national competition [2007-2008].

I was also awarded funding to conduct research in the USA through the AHRC's Research Travel Support Grant [2011], and attended the Film & History conference in Milwaukee [2012] through an award from Warwick University's Humanities Research Fund.


In 2010/11, I was the administrator on the Postgraduate Methods Reading Group. The group met three times per term to discuss a piece of theoretical writing and its uses and implications in the field of Film and Television Studies.

In 2010/11, I was the 2nd year representative on the Staff/Student Liaison Committee (SSLC). We met three times per term to discuss any issues concerning the postgraduate students in the department.

Obama and Kennedy

Air Force One

The Candidate

G dot R dot Frame at warwick dot ac dot uk