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Carla Mereu-Keating and Richard Farmer hired on Sarah Street's STUDIOTEC project

16 March 2020

Dr Carla Mereu-Keating and Dr Richard Farmer have joined the department as postdoctoral research associates on the project 'STUDIOTEC: Film Studios in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, 1930-60', led by Professor Sarah Street.

Funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the project the will explore studio spaces as diverse creative and economic infrastructures which both extended and challenged the range of contemporaneous models, using historical research and a range of spatial analysis, 3D and virtual reality tools.

Carla completed her PhD in 2013 on ‘Film Censorship and State Intervention in the Translation of Foreign Cinema in Italy, 1913-1963’ at the University of Reading. Her published work looks at the industrial, political and material issues which underpin the circulation of film across language barriers. From 2016 to 2019 she was a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol. 

Richard Completed his PhD in 2008 on ‘Cinema and Consumption in Britain, 1939-45’ at the University of East Anglia. From 2015 to 2017 he was a Research Associate at the University of East Anglia on the AHRC-funded project ‘Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema’.

He has taught at University College London and the University of East Anglia, and has published extensively on British cinemagoing and film culture during the Second World War, and on British cinema of the 1960s.

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