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2014 - PhD (Film and Television), School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University

Thesis: Alternate Weathers: How the films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan think about Nature and Technology

2007 - BCA (Honours), School of Creative Arts, Melbourne University

Major: Visual Art/Media Production


Book Chapters 

"Nuri Bilge Ceylan." In Directory of World Cinema: Turkey, edited by Eylem Atakav. London: Intellect, 2013.


“Keheningan Dalam Air: Simryn Gill’s Eyes and Storms.” West Space Journal, no. 4, (2015).

“Street Fighting: The Masculine World of Boyz n the Hood.” Screen Education, no. 77 (2015). 

“Old Recipe, New Flavour: Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox.” Metro, no. 183 (2015):70-73.

“Modern Love: Hirokazu Koreeda’s Like Father, Like Son.” Metro, no. 182 (2014).

“City Limits: Yval Adler’s Bethlehem.” Metro, no. 180 (2014): 82-85.

“Such is my Love: Rhys Graham’s Galore.” Metro, no. 179 (2014): 12-17.

“Possible S(t)://imulation.” West Space Journal, no. 3 (2014).

“Touching the Face of the World: Naheem Mohaiemen’s United Red Army.” West Space Journal, no 2 (2013).

"Sublime Materiality: Phillipe Grandrieux's Un Lac." Screening the Past, September, (2013).

"Raising the Hair on Men's Heads: Hail." Metro, no. 175 (2013): 9-13.

"Beneath Cherry Blossoms: I Wish." Metro, no. 175 (2013): 55-57.

"All the News That's Fit to Sing: Vernon Ah Kee's Tall Man." Discipline, no. 2 (2012).

"Filming Bombs: Harun Farocki's War at a Distance." LOLA, no. 2 (2012).

"Review: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia." Near East Review (2012).

“Imaginary Revenge: Killing Anna.” Metro, no. 174 (2012): 64-65.

"Book Review: Robert Sinnerbrink's New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images." Screening the Past, no. 35 (2012).

"Book Review: World Film Locations: Paris." Screening the Past, no. 34 (2012).

"On Tenderness: Girls" Transit Cine (2012).

"That Teenage Feeling: Stealing Beauty." Transit Cine (2012).

"This Bird Has Flown: Tran Anh Hung's Norwegian Wood." Metro, no. 171 (2012): 38-42.

"Michael Fried's Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before." Discipline, no. 1 (2011).

"Present Moments: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie." SBS Film (2011).

 "A Sleep Like Death: Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty." Metro, no. 170 (2011): 24-28.

"The Album of Everyday Life: The Photograph in the Films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan." Screening the Past, no. 29 (2010).


2010 - Australian Postgraduate Award

2010 - Highly Commended, Marion Grace Wilson Emerging Writers' Prize (Fiction)

2007 - Dean’s Award (Bachelor of Creative Arts, Honours)

 2005 - Commonwealth Learning Scholarship

 2004 - Dean’s Award (Bachelor of Creative Arts, First Year)


2011 - Faculty Travel Grant to attend Film-Philosophy 


"Sublime Materiality: Phillipe Grandrieux's Un Lac." Presented at the French Studies Conference, University of Adelaide 2012.

"Beneath the Roses: Crewdson and Ceylan." Presented at World Cinema Now, Monash University 2011.

"John Cassavetes' Avant-Garde Sublime." Presented at Film-Philosophy, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK 2011.