Connor McMorran is a third year PhD student at the Department of Film Studies, University of St Andrews. His thesis focuses on genre cinema of South Korea. He is also interested horror cinema, and the increasing confluence between video games and cinema.
Sarah Smyth is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Global Cinema and Creative Cultures / Department of Film Studies at the University of St Andrews where her research investigates UK film festivals located in postindustrial cities. Sarah’s academic interest in film festivals grew out of her practical experience as a film festival organiser and programmer in Ireland where she worked for twelve years before commencing her research.
Souraj Dutta (Book Review Editor) is a second year PhD student. His work traces the trends and patterns of the evolving modes of adaptation and appropriation within the corpus of Hindi commercial cinema.
Sophie Hopmeier is a PhD student in the department of Film Studies at the University of St Andrews where she is researching Material Culture as subject matter in French colonial documentary.
Darae Kim is a first year PhD student at the department of Film Studies, University of St Andrews. Her main research interests are ethos and ethics of film festival. She previously worked in the Busan International Film Festival.
Shruti Narayanswamy is a PhD student at the Department of Film Studies. Her doctoral research looks at the film industry in Bombay from 1913-1940 in relation to female audiences. Her research interests also includes local film industries in India, horror cinema, and film restoration practices in South Asia. She has previously worked with the National Film Archive of India.
Shorna Pal is researching the Indian Film Industries as a PhD student at the Department of Film Studies, University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Ana Maria Sapountzi is a first year PhD student at the Department of Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, where she is undertaking a queer study of Laurence Olivier’s Hollywood performances under the Motion Picture Production Code. Her main areas of research interest include gender and sexuality, identity, performance, cultural analysis, stardom, aesthetics and subversion.