Dr Glyn Davis is a theorist and historian of queer visual culture, with a particular specialism in experimental cinema and artists’ film and video. Before taking up his position as a Chancellor's Fellow and Reader at the University of Edinburgh, Glyn was a senior lecturer in screen studies at the University of Bristol (2005-2008), and the coordinator of postgraduate studies at The Glasgow School of Art (2008-2012). He is a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College, and sits on the editorial board of the journal Third Text.
Glyn is Edinburgh College of Art's Director of Postgraduate Research, looking after all of ECA's PhD, MPhil and MScR students. He is currently supervising eight PhD students. He is also the course organiser for the pre-Honours course 'An Introduction to Queer Studies', and for the (forthcoming) Honours course 'AIDS: Histories, Culture, Politics'.
From 2016 to 2019, Glyn was the Project Leader of 'Cruising the 1970s: Unearthing Pre-HIV Queer Sexual Cultures' (CRUSEV), a pan-European queer history project funded by HERA and the European Commission. CRUSEV involved a team of 28 researchers working across four countries: Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK. Glyn's own research contributions to the project included 'Imagining Queer Europe Then and Now', a special issue of Third Text co-edited with Fiona Anderson and Nat Raha, and Queer Print in Europe, co-edited with Laura Guy and forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
Glyn's interdisciplinary research straddles the fields of film studies, art history, queer studies, and cultural studies. Current projects include The Richard Dyer Reader (co-edited with Jaap Kooijman, forthcoming from BFI/Bloomsbury), Pop Cinema (co-edited with Tom Day, forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press), and a short monograph on Gregg Araki's film The Living End, which will be published in the McGill-Queens book series Queer Film Classics.