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Dr Robin Griffiths

Part-Time Academic Staff

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What I love most about teaching is the opportunity to introduce students to films that not only challenge them to rethink what cinema is now, but more importantly, what it could be in the future. Chevron icon


My specialist research and teaching areas include US and European film history and screen culture, with a specific emphasis on more ‘alternative’ practices and modes of reception. I am particularly passionate about the role that cinema can play as a potential force for social change, and am regularly invited to present papers at conferences in the UK, US and Canada.


  • BA (Hons): Creative Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1992
  • MA: Drama Studies: Theatre, Film, Television, University of Bristol, 1996
  • PhD: DraMA: University of Bristol, 2003


AHRC Research Leave Scheme Award 2005

British Academy Doctoral Studentship 1997-99

Membership of professional bodies

Member of BAFTSS

Member of MeCCSA

Member of NAASWCH

Member of SCMS

Teaching & Research


Experimental Cinema ScreenwritingGender, Sexuality and SpectatorshipParacinema: Cult Screens and Fan CulturesRethinking FilmArt-House and Independent CinemasReading the Horror FilmDissertationActing for Camera


More publications from Dr Robin Griffiths can be found in the Research Repository.