Dr Les Roberts BA (London) PhD (Middlesex)

Reader in Cultural and Media Studies Communication and Media


Personal Statement

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 Posthuman Buddhism and the Digital Self: the Production of Dwellspace (Routledge, 2023), Spatial Anthropology: Excursions in Liminal Space (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), and Film, Mobility and Urban Space: a Cinematic Geography of Liverpool (Liverpool University Press, 2012). I have edited/co-edited many books and special issue journal editions, including The Phenomenology of Travel and Tourism (2023-24), 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).

Current work-in-progress includes a new monograph titled Poetic-inductive Interventions: Essays in Space, Movement and Method.