Sophie Mayer

Position: Dr
Institution: Independent Scholar
Geographical areas: Transnational, North America, South America, Middle East, Australia & New Zealand, Western Europe

Research areas: Feminist film theory, World Cinemas, Gender studies, Queer studies


Dr Mayer is a regular contributor to Sight & Sound and The F Word, and a co-founder of RAISING FILMS, a network of film industry professionals seeking to improve conditions for working parents and carers in the industry.

Relevant Publications

Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema (IB Tauris, 2015), incl. chapters on British cinema’s “runaway girls” and on the transnational “girl ‘hood,” considering feminist, queer and trans* childhoods.

‘The Art of (Feminist Film) Work in the Age of Digital Reproduction.’ cléo: a journal of film and feminism. 2.2 (Summer 2014). Online. [includes a section on 52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde, 2014)]

‘ “Gutta cavat lapidem”: The Sonorous Politics of Lucrecia Martel’s Swimming Pools.’ In The Cinema of the Swimming Pool, eds. Christopher Brown and Pam Hirsch. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014. 191-202.

The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love (Wallflower, 2009)

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