Jonathan's PhD project (2013-2018) focuses on the images and imaginaries that emerge at the intersection of video and film. His article "Analogue Video in the Age of Retrospectacle: Aesthetics, Technology, Subculture" (Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media, 2016) explores the various manifestations of analogue video in digital culture.
He is also interested in the ontological and epistemological questions raised by animated documentaries with live action elements - the topic of his MA thesis and subsequent articles "Colourful Claims: towards a theory of animated documentary" (Film International, 2011), and "Expanded epistemologies: animation meets live action in contemporary Swedish documentary film" (Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 2016).
In May 2017, Jonathan attended the Media Archaeology International Graduate Summer School at the Residual Media Depot, Concordia University (Montréal, Canada), where he initiated a hands-on study of analogue video-video game hybridity, exploring the tension between videographic recording and ludic interactivity.
In addition, his interest in (film) pedagogy has engendered collaborations with Södertörn University (Aesthetic Learning Processes) and the Swedish Film Institute (Film in Schools), resulting in the publication of the anthology chapter "Alltid redan en aktivitet: åskådarskap och estetiska lärprocesser" in the anthology Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser (Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2014), as well as several teacher's guides.