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Lars Kristensen completed his PhD in Film Studies in 2009, at the University of St Andrews, and has taught Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow. He has published a handful of articles on cross-cultural issues related to Russian cinema and is currently working with Routledge on a collected volume about postcommunist cinema.
Specialising in post-communist cinema, Lars is influenced by issues of transnational, diasporic and migratory identities, postcolonialism and visual anthropology. His research interests are in contemporary Russian and East European cinema and media, cross-cultural spectatorship and representation of indigenous people.
The Resistance of the Positive Hero: An Analysis of Cyclo, Beijing Bicycle and the Postcommunist Condition, in Margareta Rönnberg and Karolina Westling (eds), Motsträviga synsätt: Om rörliga bilder som bjuder motstånd, Visby: Filmförlaget, 2010.
Initially a student of Eastern European Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Lars Kristensen graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MPhil research degree on the Russian filmmaker, Aleksei Balabanov. He subsequently taught Russian and Comparative Literature at the Slavonic Section in Glasgow.
In 2006, he moved his research to the University of St Andrews, where in 2009, he graduated with a PhD in Film Studies. Entitled Russians Abroad in Postcommunist Cinema, his thesis deals with representations of Russian through a transnational/postcolonial perspective.
He has published a handful of articles on cross-cultural issues related to Russian cinema. He is a regular reviewer of Russian films on KinoKultura and is currently working with Routledge on a collected volume about postcommunist cinema.