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Anna Dawson

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
Journalism and Media


Anna Dawson is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies as well as Subject Co-Ordinator, teaching on all three years of the Film and Television Studies Joint Honours degree. She is Module Leader for the first year introductory module Reading the Screen, is also Module Leader for the second year module on British Cinema and teaches on Theorising the Screen, American Cinema and American Television as well as supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and PhDs. In 2018 she took on a new module leadership for the BA Filmmaking degree in Art and Design entitled Style, Narrative, Authorship.

Career overview

Before working at NTU Anna worked as Education Officer for the London Film Festival, worked for the British Film Institute and was a freelance film journalist.

In 2017 Anna was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award.

Research areas

Anna's research interests are primarily around film and gender in American cinema; in particular the role of costume. She is currently working on a chapter for Routledge on the film Erin Brockovich (2000).

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in the School of Arts and Humanities and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Anna is a member of the Board of Directors for the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham.


Studying The Lord of the Rings. Dawson A, 2015, Leighton Buzzard, Auteur Publishing

Sex and the Suburbs; A Reappraisal of Little Children. Dawson A, Splice, 2010, 4 (3), 62-71

Studying The Matrix. Dawson A, 2008, Leighton Buzzard, Auteur Publishing


Jessica Jones, Sexual Violence and Overcoming Trauma with Anna Dawson

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