My research interests and practice fall within the areas of urban cultural studies, the mediation of cultural memory, and spatial anthropology/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, popular music, and cultures of everyday life.
I am the author of the monographs Film, Mobility and Urban Space: a Cinematic Geography of Liverpool (2012) and Spatial Anthropology: Excursions in Liminal Space (2018). I have edited/co-edited several books and special issue journal editions, including Spatial Bricolage (2018), Deep Mapping (2016), Mapping Cultures (2015/2012), Locating the Moving Image (2014), Sites of Popular Music Heritage (2014), Liminal Landscapes (2012), The City and the Moving Image (2010).
I am currently working on three book projects: 1) a monograph, Dwellspace, focused on issues of space, time and selfhood in the digital age (Routledge 2022); 2) an edited collection (with Hazel Andrews) on the phenomenology of travel and tourism (Routledge 2022/23); and 3) a collection of edited interviews (with Sara Cohen) on music, memory and everyday life (2022/23).