Ian Christie

Ian Christie is Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History, at Birkbeck College University of London, having previously taught at the universities of Oxford (1995-98) and Kent (1997-9), and is a Fellow of the British Academy. At the British Film Institute from 1976-96, he was responsible for directing distribution and exhibition, and launched video publishing. In 1999 he co-founded the new review Film Studies, now published by Manchester University Press. He is the author and editor of many books on Russian, British and American cinema, including The Film Factory (with Richard Taylor), Scorsese on Scorsese (with David Thompson), and is Vice President of Europa Cinemas, an EU funded organisation which supports exhibitors throughout Europe who show European films. He is currently director of the AHRB Centre for British Film and Television Studies, based at Birkbeck.
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