Judith Buchanan

Judith Buchanan had an academic background in Early Modern literature before retooling as a film specialist. She broke off in the midst of her Oxford doctoral studies to go to the US on a Fulbright to study film and make films in New York, in the process turning a private passion into her central academic interest. After returning to complete her Oxford doctorate she then held a Junior and subsequently a Senior Research Fellowship at Worcester College, Oxford and taught film in the English Faculty of the University of Oxford.

She is currently Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York, which coordinates, promotes and gives common identity to the interdisciplinary research life of the University’s eight Arts and Humanities departments and many humanities-based interdisciplinary centres.