PhD Researcher and Visiting Lecturer
Connor Winterton is a PhD researcher in the Birmingham School of Media, where he also tutors and lectures part time. Connor holds degrees from the University of Leicester and University of Birmingham, where he was educated and trained primarily in Film Studies. Connor’s current PhD research is centred on representations of sex in contemporary gay, lesbian and queer film, where he will be closely analysing texts such as Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013), Stranger by the Lake (2014), Theo and Hugo (2016) and God’s Own Country (2017).
Connor’s research interests, besides representations of sex and intimacy in cinema, include American film culture; TV Comedy; spectatorship, affect and emotion; masculinity and popular culture, feminist film theory, and the works of Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch.
Connor is also an editorial board member for Mai: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture.