As Canterbury's second official appointment in cinema studies (2003), I have contributed to the creation and ongoing development of the newest programme in the School of Humanities, "Cinema Studies." My PhD thesis (2002) that focused on theatricality in the films of French New Wave director Jacques Rivette has provided me with the ideal academic framework for my current teaching and research responsibilities. My doctoral research in France has provided the groundwork for a monograph, _Jacques Rivette_ (2012), which will be a key English-language study of this important postwar film director. Over the past five years, I have published articles in refereed journals and prominent collections; I also have participated in numerous conferences, such as the Modern Language Association Conference (MLA) and Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference(SCMS). As the topics of these presentations and essays indicate, I not only have a strong interest in French film studies, but also feminism and gender studies. My future projects include a book that looks at theatricality in international cinema.