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Whitney Monaghan

Whitney Monaghan

Whitney Monaghan is an Assistant Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University. She is founder and co-editor of Peephole Journal and the author of Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media: Not ‘Just a Phase’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).


ABR Arts 23 January 2017
There is a striking scene early on in Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight that sums up the whole film. It is dusk and the sun is about to set on a Miami Beach. A young African American boy and his mentor sit by the sea and watch the ebb and flow of the ocean in the dwindling light. Having just run away from home, the boy seems lost. The mentor consoles him with an anecdote and a thoughtful piece of advice ... (read more)