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Dr Sharon Lin Tay

Dr Sharon Lin Tay - Senior Lecturer in Film

BA (Victoria, Wellington), MA (Warwick), PhD (East Anglia), PGCertHE (Middlesex)

Dr Tay is a teacher, scholar, and curator.

She is Senior Lecturer in Film at Middlesex University.  While on sabbatical in 2010, Dr Tay was Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Her work is sustained by a commitment to feminist politics and the importance of sustaining a film and media ecology that is culturally and aesthetically diverse as an ethical concern.  She writes widely about film and digital media cultures, filmmaking practices, documentary, world cinema, and film theory.

In 2003, she completed her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Beyond Sexual Difference: Sustaining Feminist Politics in Film Theory" and received her PhD from the University of East Anglia.  The dissertation project explores the implications of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's interventions in feminist film theory and argues for a shift from psychoanalytic paradigms in feminist film scholarship.

Her monograph, "Women on the Edge: Twelve Political Film Practices" was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2009.  Through the study of diverse filmmaking practices, the book sustains an argument for a feminist ethics in contemporary film and media practices.

With Dr Dale Hudson, she is co-curator of the digital art exhibitions at the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in Ithaca, New York (www.ithaca.edu/fleff).

 

A representative list of publications is available at this link:

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffdirectory/Dr_Sharon_Lin_Tay.aspx