John currently teaches undergraduate media, film and writing modules.
John is the co-author of textbooks for both AS and A2 Film Studies published by Routledge and a former examiner for A-level film studies. He previously worked for almost ten years as a journalist.
White, J., forthcoming 2018. Zinnemann’s political commitment. In: Gustafsson, F. and Hoyle, B. eds., ReFocus: Fred Zinnemann. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
White, J., 2017. Ideology and Boetticher’s Westerns from the late 1950s. In: Rhodes, G. and Singer, R. eds., ReFocus: Budd Boetticher. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
White, J., 2016. Directing and screenwriting in Daves’ Westerns from the 1950s. In: Carter, M. and Nelson A.P. eds., ReFocus: Delmer Daves. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
White, J., 2016. European Art Cinema. New York and London: Routledge.
Barrow, S., Haenni, S. and White, J. (Eds.), 2014. Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. New York and London: Routledge.
White, J., 2011. Westerns. New York and London: Routledge.
'Contemporary captivation with the twin absorptions of the inexplicable nature of evil and celebrity status as expressed in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward, Robert Ford.’ Current Thinking on the Western, Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Leeds University, 2014.
‘Cinematic Stardom, John Wayne and the Post-war Western: Issues in the Construction of Post-war American Identity.’ London Film and Media Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, 2011.