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Dr Matthew Hawkins

Dr Matthew Hawkins

hawkinm4@lsbu.ac.uk

Film and Media

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I joined LSBU in 2016, where I am Senior Lecturer in Film Practice and Year Level Co-Ordinator for the first year of the Film Practice BA. I am also Chair of the Practice as Research in the Arts group. I previously worked at the University of Essex and Coventry University, and I hold a BA (First Class Hons) and an MA (Distinction) in Film from the University of East London. My PhD on affect and narrative cinema was funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I am an associate editor for the journal Screenworks

I joined LSBU in 2016, where I am Senior Lecturer in Film Practice, and Year Level Co-Ordinator for the first year of the Film Practice BA. I am also Chair of the Screen Research group. I have previously worked at the University of Essex and Coventry University, and I hold a BA (First Class Hons) and an MA (Distinction) in Film from the University of East London. My PhD in affect and narrative cinema was funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I am an associate editor for the journal Screenworks.

My main research interests are Film-Philosophy and Film-Practice, affect and tone in narrative cinema, documentary film, and experimental moving image practice. My films are regularly screened nationally and internationally at film festivals and academic conferences. I am the recipient of both the European (Milan, Italy) and the North American (San Francisco, USA) jury prizes for documentary practice from the Association for Consumer Research. My latest research project, Husband and Wife was shortlisted for the BAFTSS practice as research awards for Audio-Visual Practice-Research.

My film practice has received funding from the National Lottery and Channel 4, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, Team London GLA (Mayor of London), and The Capital Foundation Trust: Grassroots Fund.

Courses taught

Film and Television Practice - BA (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Ben MallabyDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Epigeum Supervisory TrainingMPhil
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Creative Technologies Research Centre Equipment and Facilities Regeneration. To renew facilitiesPrincipal InvestigatorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)OPEN In preparationAug 2022
British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies
2015
MeCCSA - Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association
2014
Screenworks

Screenworks – the peer-reviewed online publication of practice research in film and screen media, edited by Dr Charlotte Crofts (UWE Bristol) and Associate Editors: Will DiGravio (The Video Essay Podcast); Shweta Ghosh (PhD Candidate at University of Reading); Catherine Gough-Brady (PhD Candidate at RMIT, Australia); Dr Matthew Hawkins (London South Bank University); Dr Alexander Nevill (Nottingham Trent University); Dr Estrella Sendra Fernandez (SOAS, University of London and Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton). Screenworks publishes practice research that produces new knowledge in Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, Art and Design, Performing Arts and related fields. We offer a forum for the dissemination and discussion of practice research that includes space for reflection on research contexts. Work is published alongside a research statement, which offers a ‘route map’ of the research process, together with two anonymous reviews, which provide critical feedback on both the work itself and its research context.

Associate editor
2020
Newcastle University
External examiner

Film Practices

Film and Media

September 2017
September 2022
Arts University Bournemouth

External Advisor, MA Film Practice degree validation.

May 2022
June 2022

Antigone in the London office: documentary film, creativity and female agency
Hawkins, M. and Hawkins, M. (2021). Antigone in the London office: documentary film, creativity and female agency. Cultural Studies. 36 (1), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2021.2011930

Husband and Wife
Hawkins, M. (2020). Husband and Wife. London South Bank University. https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.8w3z8

Voyeurism in Documentary Filmmaking on Migration
Hawkins, Matthew (2019). Voyeurism in Documentary Filmmaking on Migration. Difference Festival. University of Westminster, London

Spotkanie Filmowa, Husband and Wife at Opt-Art, Poland.
Hawkins, M. and Marta, H. (2019). Spotkanie Filmowa, Husband and Wife at Opt-Art, Poland.

The Personal is Political: How Polish women negotiate the price of migration
Hawkins, M. and Marchevska, E. (2018). The Personal is Political: How Polish women negotiate the price of migration.

Husband and Wife: Affect, Movement and Female Interiority
Hawkins, Matthew (2018). Husband and Wife: Affect, Movement and Female Interiority. Creative Bodies, Creative Minds. Graz, Austria