Dr Les Roberts BA (London) PhD (Middlesex)

Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Media Studies Communication and Media


    Personal Statement

    My research interests and practice fall within the areas of urban cultural studies, cultural memory, and digital spatial humanities. With a background in anthropology and cultural studies my work explores the intersection between space, place, mobility, and memory with a particular focus on film and popular music cultures. I have worked as a researcher across the School of the Arts on the multi-disciplinary projects 'City in Film: Liverpool's Urban Landscape and the Moving Image' (2006-8), 'Mapping the City in Film: a Geo-Historical Analysis' (2008-10), and 'Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity' (POPID) (2010-12). I am the author of 'Film, Mobility and Urban Space: a Cinematic Geography of Liverpool' (2012), and editor or co-editor of the following collections: 'Deep Mapping' (2015/16); 'Mapping Cultures: Place, Practice and Performance' (2012/15); 'Sites of Popular Music Heritage' (2014); 'Locating the Moving Image: New Approaches to Film and Place' (2013), 'Liminal Landscapes: Travel, Experience and Spaces In-between' (2012), and 'The City and the Moving Image: Urban Projections' (2010). I am currently working on a follow-up collection of articles on deep mapping focused around questions of method and 'spatial bricolage' and a monograph, 'Spatial Anthropology: Excursions in Liminal Space', scheduled for publication with Rowman & Littlefield in 2018.

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