University of St Andrews
Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
Cinematic representations of Scottish national identity: Sunshine on Leith (2013), a case study
Alex Longson is a recent graduate from the School of Geography at University of St Andrews. The son of a Korean-Hawaiian mother and British-Pakistani father, Alex’s research draws upon his own experiences surrounding the roles of ethnicity and nationality in identity formation.
His Global Award winning paper explores how contemporary work within New Scottish Cinema produces notions of national identity that are constructed, contested and diverse. Alex now spends most of his time working at his food & beverage start-up in St Andrews.