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Dr. Kelli Fuery

Associate Professor
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Creative and Cultural Industries
Expertise: Contemporary Visual Culture; Film Theory; Psychosocial and Cultural Theory
Office Location: Becket Building 211
Phone: 714.744.2183
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Macquarie University, Bachelor of Arts
Murdoch University, Ph.D.


Kelli Fuery completed her B.A. (Hons) at Macquarie University, Australia in Critical and Cultural Studies, graduating in 1995 with First Class Honors. Before joining Chapman University, she held posts in contemporary film, media and cultural studies at Monash University; the University of Newcastle, Australia; and in the (now) School of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. She completed her PhD (2005) at Murdoch University in Critical Theory, Film and Visual Culture.

Kelli Fuery is the author of Visual Cultures and Critical Theory (w. P. Fuery 2003); The Gift and Visual Culture: Doubles, Disruption and Exchange (2008), New Media: Culture and Image (2009), and Wilfred Bion, Thinking and Emotional Experience with Moving Images (2018).

Contemporary Post-1960s Visual Culture; Film and Cultural Theory (especially the intersection of emotion, aesthetics and identity politics); Film-Philosophy (specifically the work of Simone de Beauvoir; and Object Relations psychoanalysis).


Scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council

Society of Cinema and Media Studies

NECS European Network for Cinema and Media Studies

Cultural Studies Association (CSA)

Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions

Editorial Committee of Fibreculture Journal

Editorial Board Member for Arts Future Book Series, Gylphi Press, UK

Reviewer for Theory, Culture and Society

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

2016, ‘On Being Tricked’, The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol. 76, 1, pp. 35-56.
(2013) with P. Fuery, ‘Agitational Ethics’ in Conradiana (vol. 43. 2, 3) University of Texas Press