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.
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. http://cleojournal.com/2014/08/21/the-art-of-feminist-film-work-in-the-age-of-digital-reproduction-2/ [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)