ProfileDr Talmacs joined the newly formed Department of International Relations in September 2018, after serving as Lecturer in the School of Film and Television Arts (2016-2018) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
She is an interdisciplinary researcher who draws from the fields of Media and Communications; Social Theory; Political Science; International Studies; and Cultural Studies.
Dr Talmacs' has published a research monograph entitled "China's Cinema of Class: Audiences and Narratives" with Routledge in 2017.
Dr Talmacs is currently working on her second research monograph that investigates responses to China's rise and Chinese socio-political values, as interpreted through Chinese commercial cinema in areas of strategic interest to China. This project has included fieldwork consisting of film screenings and discussion groups with audiences in Ethiopia, Zambia, Kazakhstan, India, the UK, USA, and Australia, during 2017 and 2019.
Additional to her teaching and research activities, Dr Talmacs has worked in professional capacities in the higher education sector, including ECR research development programmes, research administration and management, and international student recruitment marketing.
Other research areas of interest include:
- Gender politics and ideological thought in Digital China
- The militarization of Chinese entertainment and media
- Chinese nationalism/patriotism and media production
- Processes of international social negotiation and adaptation in light of China's rise