Girls on Film Live Podcast Recording

It was a pleasure to join host Anna Smith, BBC Asian Network’s Ashanti Omkar and Waad al-Kateab, director of the incredible documentary For Sama, to review current releases and discuss classic films from a female perspective. We previewed HOME’s Not Just Bollywood season, Jeanie Finlay’s Seahorse and paid tribute to the great Juliette Binoche by […]

SOUND AND VISION: Pop Stars on Film at HOME, Manchester.

Sound and Vision: Pop Stars on Film, July-August 2019 From the relatively early days of cinema, popular music figures have made forays into acting. Sound and Vision: Pop Stars On Film offers an overview of some of the most influential performances from a diverse range of cultural icons. Co-curated by Dr. Kirsty Fairclough, University of […]

Call for Papers: 78-88: Prince, The First Decade. An Interdisciplinary Conference

Call for Papers 78-88: Prince, The First Decade: An Interdisciplinary Conference. A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, United Kingdom and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA. June 3 & 4, 2020, The Robert E. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, University of […]

Pop Cultures: Women, Music and Celebrity at Celebrity Culture Club, AllBright, Mayfair, London.

It was a pleasure to speak at Celebrity Culture Club at the AllBright, Mayfair on Women, music and celebrity. The evening interrogated women’s status in the music industry from a variety of perspectives. In essence, the panel discussed the ways in which pop music culture circulates representations of women that both shape and reflect their […]

EYE NO Prince Lovesexy Symposium by Integrated Digital Media at NYU Tandon.

Following the success of the Prince From Minneapolis Symposium and in the next stage of the development of what we are now terming “Princecology”,  EYE NO Prince Lovesexy Symposium will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince’s tenth album, Lovesexy at NYU Tandon on June 1st and 2nd 2018. The symposium will consist of a reception, an […]

NME LifeHacks. November 23rd 2017, Islington Metalworks, London.

In quite a diversion from my normal academic life, next week I’ll be speaking at the NME Flagship LIFEHACKS event at Islington Metalworks in London. The event, in partnership with The University of Salford and Create Jobs is a series of talks and panels designed to help young people kick-start their careers in the creative industries. […]

Prince From Minneapolis: April 16th-18th 2018

I  am delighted to announce my involvement, alongside my Purple Reign Conference co-organiser Professor Mike Alleyne, in the upcoming Prince From Minneapolis symposium in April 2018. Mike and I will act as consultants to the event which will investigate Prince’s unique relation to Minneapolis and Minnesota and will explore what demographic, cultural, and economic conditions were in […]