PhD Researcher and Associate Lecturer
Connor Winterton is a PhD Candidate in the Birmingham School of Media, where he is also an Associate Lecturer. Connor holds degrees from the University of Leicester and University of Birmingham, where he was educated primarily in Film Studies. Following on from his work at BA and MRes level that continually centred on gender and sexuality, Connor’s current PhD research looks at representations of sex in contemporary gay, lesbian and queer cinemas. In the thesis, Connor closely analyses films such as Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013), Stranger by the Lake (2014), Paris 05:59: Theo and Hugo (2016) and Call Me by Your Name (2017). Connor’s thesis, more specifically, focuses on areas such as: homonormativity and sex acts, the politics of representation and sex in lesbian cinema, cinema’s queer sex acts, and transgression, cultural heritage and sex in recent gay male cinema.
Connor’s research interests include: gender and sexual politics, feminist (film) theory, sexually explicit screen media, audiences and spectatorship, queer theory, and American and European gay, lesbian and queer film cultures.
Connor is also an editorial board member for Mai: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture.