Dario Llinares completed his PhD in 2009 in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Leeds, England. Throughout his postgraduate study he has worked in the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University leading modules on Popular Cinema, Documentary, and Media Theory and History. He has also taught TV: History and Analysis at the University of York, and Gender Studies at the University of Leeds. He is currently engaged in new research areas including representations of violence and masculinity in the British Prison film, and the effects of digital communication on lifestyle, interpersonal relationships and gender identity. He is the co-organiser of Austere Culture/Cultures of Austerity: Reactions to the Erosions of Critical Spaces, an international conference held at Leeds Metropolitan University in September 2011. In October 2011 he takes up a new position as Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at University College Falmouth.