Public bio

Catherine Grant is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, UK, where she works on new, multimedia forms of film and media studies research and publishing. She is a longstanding proponent of Open Access. In 2008 she created Film Studies For Free, a regularly updated web-archive of OA film and moving image studies research and resources. The website, with its associated micro-blogs, has a large international readership and around 14,000 regular subscribers. Grant has extensive academic publishing and editing experience, and is a member of the editorial advisory boards of the following journals: Screen (since 1995); Studies in Hispanic Cinemas (since 2003); and, since 2012, the Open Access publications TOMA UNO and Frames. For the inaugural issue of the latter, she commissioned and guest-edited a collection of more than forty contributions by international scholars on the topic Film and Moving Image Studies Re-Born Digital?. She is also a member of the advisory board of JISC MediaHub. Grant is the founding editor of REFRAME, a new, experimental, Open Access, academic digital platform for the online practice, publication and curation of internationally produced research and scholarship in Media, Film and Music, the subject specialisms of its publisher, the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex. She co-edits a number of REFRAME's first projects, including SEQUENCE Serial Studies in Media, Film and Music.