Freelance researcher and programmer
Laura is an independent researcher and culture worker. She recently completed her PhD (topic: festivals presented by UK universities) and now teaches cultural theory part-time at the University of Leeds.
Her research interests include film, history, cultural studies, knowledge exchange, the politics of the cultural economy and non-hierarchical models of organising.
As a freelance event organiser and film programmer, she organises pop-up screenings in Leeds under the name Film Fringe. She is also a regional coordinator for the Scalarama film festival and programmes for the Leeds International Film Festival and the Hyde Park Picture House.