1. Welcome to Paradise: The History of Jamaica’s Cine-Tourist Image (book) – This book-length study examines, on the basis of surviving newspaper records and film titles, the history of film in Jamaica and its relation to tourism and empire from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century.
2. ‘The monster for Aruba and of Peru: The role of tropical place images in the Dutch TV news coverage of Joran van der Sloot’ (article together with Laura Bouwmeester) This article explores the ways in which the Dutch TV news coverage of the murder cases of Joran van der Sloot draw on familiar tropical images of Aruba and Lima, the two places of crime, to create dramatic news stories.
3. Likkle but Tallawah: Interviews with Caribbean filmmakers (article collection) This article collection involves a series of in-depth interviews with Anglophone and Dutch Caribbean filmmakers about their work and career in the context of Caribbean cinema and society.
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