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Personal profile

Biography

My core research is concerned with the role played by violence in the shaping of early American society and its role in the creation Native American ‘Otherness’.  As a historian, I am particularly interested in violence as a formative source - rather than a cumulative effect produced by other social or economic forces, I instead prefer to study violence as a starting point for new event-chains.  This has led to me develop a particular interest in the transmission of ideas and war-traumas from one generation to the next, and the specific mechanism which allow conflict-experience to be canonised, reproduced, passed-on, and, in some cases, commercialised.

 

My secondary research builds upon this.  Discourses of race and gender in popular mediums, such as films and comic books, are another important aspect of my research and publication portfolio.  In addition to writing on the history of violence in Native America, I have researched and published on the history of silent film, the theatre, and public appetites for performance and comedy as a form of cultural commentary.

 

I am also very interested in using non-traditional mediums to disseminate my research.  Aside from the written word, I have experimented with trans-media articles (open access pieces which include filmic elements, audio commentaries, and digital appendices), podcasts, micro-blogging, filmmaking, and immersive content creation.  These works range from academic in nature (aimed at a scholarly audience) to public outreach, wherein accessibility is an important consideration.

Research Interests

Native American history ; Race relations in the US ; The revolutionary frontier ; The evolution of American popular culture

Keywords

  • E151 United States (General)
  • F001 United States local history
  • E11 America (General)
  • F1001 Canada (General)
  • D901 Europe (General)
  • PS American literature

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research approach Social Sciences
Suicide Medicine & Life Sciences
suicide Social Sciences
police Social Sciences
music Social Sciences
Autobiography Medicine & Life Sciences
violence Social Sciences
anxiety Social Sciences

Research Output 2008 2018

Looking for Charlie: Life and Death in the Silent Era

Reid, D. & Sanders, B., 5 May 2018

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

Silent Era
Charlie Chaplin
Comedy
Length
Documentary Film

ANTI-INDIAN RADICALISATION IN THE EARLY AMERICAN WEST, 1774-1795

Reid, D., 19 Jun 2017, In : Journal of the American Revolution.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Revolution
American West
Radicalization
Lived Experience
Popular Culture

Documenting Donald: A Trans-Media Post-Mortem about Documentary-Making during the 2016 Presidential Election

Reid, D. & Sanders, B., 2017

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchWeb publication/site

Open Access
Presidential Elections
Documentary
Oral History

Documenting Donald (Short Film)

Reid, D. & Sanders, B., 2017

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

Open Access
Supporters
Short Film
Oral History
Elections
Documentary

Place + Time: Banksy and the Art of Protest

Reid, D. & Sanders, B., 2017

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

Open Access
Viewer
Art History
Art
Banksy
Documentary

Activities 2009 2018

  • 13 Participation in conference
  • 2 Public Engagement Event

Place + Time VR Film Festival Screenings

Darren Reid (Speaker)
1 Jan 20182018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

Cinematic Release - Looking for Charlie

Darren Reid (Speaker)
5 May 201830 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

Scottish Association for the Study of America

Darren Reid (Speaker)
15 Mar 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Society of Appalachian Historians

Darren Reid (Speaker)
1 Jun 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

History Lab Plus

Darren Reid (Speaker)
1 Jul 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Prizes

Best VR Film

Darren Reid (Recipient), 27 Jan 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dublin
Film Festivals
Virtual Reality

Press / Media

BBC Radio Commentary on Donald Trump and John F. Kennedy

Darren Reid

26/10/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment