“The image of happiness” from Sans Soleil by Chris Marker.
“The image of happiness” from Sans Soleil by Chris Marker.

I live in Lincoln, UK with my wife and daughter and work in the School of Education, College of Social Science at the University of Lincoln. I am also a founding member of the Social Science Centre, Lincoln.

Previously, I worked as audiovisual archivist for Amnesty International’s Secretariat (2004-8) and as a film archivist at the British Film Institute’s conservation centre (2002-4). I am a qualified film archivist, with an MA in Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia (2002). During the 1990s, I studied Zen Buddhism, first at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1993-96), and then the University of Michigan (1996-8). Between 1998-2001, I lived in Japan and acted as a conduit and curator for Japanese, European and American avant-garde film and video artists.