Prof Glyn Davis

Prof Glyn Davis

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Professor of Film Studies

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Glyn Davis is Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Film Studies at the University of St Andrews. He is a historian and theorist of queer visual culture, with a specialist interest in experimental and avant-garde cinema. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of eleven books. Recent publications include Queer Print in Europe (Bloomsbury, 2022, co-edited with Laura Guy) and The Richard Dyer Reader (BFI/Bloomsbury, 2023 co-edited with Jaap Kooijman).

Prior to joining the University of St Andrews, Glyn was Reader in Screen Studies and Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He has also previously held positions at the University of Bristol and Glasgow School of Art.

From 2016 to 2019, Glyn was Project Leader of Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures, a pan-European queer history project funded by HERA and the European Commission. The project involved 28 researchers based in Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. In addition to a series of major international conferences, the project generated an array of publications, including 'Imagining Queer Europe Then and Now', a special issue of Third Text that Glyn co-edited with Fiona Anderson and Nat Raha. Glyn is currently the PI of Perverse Collections: Building Europe's Queer and Trans Archives, a two-year project funded by JPICH which involves researchers based in the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

Glyn's writing has appeared in journals including Aniki, GLQ, JCMS, MIRAJ, and Screen. His books include two studies of films by Todd Haynes, a co-edited anthology on Queer TV, a co-edited collection of essays on Andy Warhol's films, and a co-authored textbook, Film Studies: A Global Introduction. He is a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College, and sits on the board of Third Text.

[Profile photograph courtesy of Benny Nemer.]

PhD supervision

  • Hal Young
  • Johanna Kirkpatrick
  • Lucy Howie
  • Johanna Kirkpatrick

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