We are delighted to announce that the Screenworks Editorial Team have just welcomed four new Associate Editors. We had a huge number of applicants and the standard was very high indeed. We are very much looking forward to working with new our team to consolidate the journal, make it more sustainable, accessible and inclusive and engage with a wider, international audience.
Dr Catherine Gough-Brady is an early career academic and an award-winning documentary producer and director. She has published parts of her PhD, on the relational nature of documentary production, in Screenworks, Media Practice and Education, [In}transition, The International Journal of Creative Media Research, and Cultural Geographies. She has written a chapter for the Routledge Handbook of Ethnographic Film and Video on the emergent use of video as a method of academic discourse. She is currently co-editing an edited book of essays on the intersection between creative practice and theory. Alongside her research work, Catherine Gough-Brady has produced and directed six ABC TV documentary series, including Legal Briefs (2016) and Ethics Matters (2017). Catherine created 11 radio features for ABC Radio National. She is in pre-production for her latest TV series The Human Environment, which examines how humans connect with their environments. www.catherinegough-brady.com
Shweta Ghosh is a National Award winning documentary filmmaker and researcher from India. She is Lecturer in Screen Practices and industries and a PhD candidate at the Department of Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading, UK. Her work explores filmmaking processes, onscreen representation, identity and creative practice in India and the global South. Shweta’s ongoing PhD practice research explores disability and film/video expression, and the socio-cultural contexts of accessibility and equity that circumscribe filmmaking by people with disabilities in contemporary urban India. A key outcome of the project is a feature documentary titled We Make Film (80 mins, HDV) to be released in early 2021. Shweta has previously explored a range of subjects through her documentaries and written work, such as disability and sexuality (Accsex), culinary culture, identity and memory (Chatkorichya Athavni/A Slice of Memory) and tea consumption cultures in India (Steeped and Stirred). Her debut film Accsex was awarded the President of India’s National Film Award. As a part-time member of staff at FTT, Shweta teaches on and convenes a range of practical modules on film production, creative industries and pathways, along with critical modules based on her specialisms in disability and Indian cinemas. www.shwetaghosh.com
Dr Matthew Hawkins is a Senior Lecturer in Film Practice, London South Bank University. Matthew specialises in film practice as research working across fiction film, documentary, ethnography and experimental film. His work engages with grassroot communities, belonging, migration, and the everyday. His PhD, entitled The Concept of Affective Tonality and the Role of the Senses in Producing a Cinematic Narrative, is focused on the concept of affective tonality and the potential of using affect as a tool to produce and conceptualise narrative (in) film practice. His theoretical work draws on the empiricism of Gilles Deleuze, and the wider field of film-philosophy. Matthew’s practice has received funding from the National Lottery and Channel 4, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, Team London GLA (Mayor of London), and The Capital Foundation Trust: Grassroots Fund.
Dr Estrella Sendra Fernandez is a researcher, filmmaker, festival curator and journalist. She is currently working as Senior Teaching Fellow in Film and Screen Studies at SOAS, University of London and Teaching Fellow in Global Media Industries in Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Estrella has been developing a regional area of expertise in Senegal, with a PhD thesis on ‘two-tier festivals’ in the country, funded by the Department of African Languages at SOAS, University of London. Her research interests include festival studies, global screen media, African cinema, audiovisual representations of migration, gender, youth and digital media. She engages with artistic research and pedagogy, notably through the implementation of video essays as creative assessment methods. She has been involved in numerous festivals in Spain, Senegal, South Africa and the United Kingdom. For more information about her work, please visit her personal website www.estrellasendra.com