Paul Watson’s research interests are in issues of popular entertainment and representation and the relations between them. More specifically, his recent work examines the construction of cultural identities in and through forms of popular film and music video. He is currently completing a book with Diane Railton on the politics of representation in music video (Edinburgh University Press) and is also preparing a book on animation including a chapter on the post-photographic documentary.
Paul’s main areas of teaching include aspects of cultural theory as well as modules about representation, film and music video. He is currently supervising PhDs on the representation of gender in sports movies; young women, feminism and the internet; and masculinity, national identity and the British sitcom.