Christopher Cox

Doctoral Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Photography , Film, media and communication studies

Christopher studied at The National Film and Television School, and has had a long career as a photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker. Later he studied History at the Open University and obtained his MA in Creative Writing (scriptwriting) from the University of East Anglia.



Provisionally titled Looking Back – Representations of Slavery, Family History and Intergenerational Accountability, Christopher's PhD is practice based, and will lead to works of scriptwriting, photography and film. His research is focused on the lived experience of enslaved people in the Caribbean and the US during the 17th & 18th centuries. It will also include a study of intergenerational accountability, involving the descendants of those who did the enslaving - starting with his own family.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Research interests

  • Testimonies of slaves, overseers, slave owners and traders
  • The history and historiography of the institution of slavery
  • Questions of intergenerational accountability and the legacies of British slave ownership 


  • MA Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) University of East Anglia 2010
  • BA (Hons) Open (History)  Open University 2009
  • Associate of National Film School (Cinematography) NFTS 1979
  • Diploma in Photography (Photography and Film) Harrow School of Photography 1974