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Senior Lecturer in Film Production, Staffordshire University; Director of Communities and Communication conference and festival, researcher, filmmaker, photographer, Staffordshire University

Interdisciplinary Art/Practice-based researcher with a rich background in photography and multimedia arts and a strong research profile. Co-founder and Director of the Communities & Communication - International Conference and Festival, Managing Editor at the International Journal of Creative Media Research, a Guest Editor at Contributions to Humanities Journal, and a Former Artistic Director and Head of Programming at the Discovering Latin America Film Festival. I recently joined the Editorial Board of Media Practice and Education. Head of Film as Research Practice group at Staffordshire University, where I am currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Film Production. Recipient of the International Award for Excellence for The Journal of Communication and Media Studies (June 2020).

My recent research film, 'The voice of Sierra Nevada', was recently shortlisted for the prestigious AHRC Research in Film Awards, and has won the Excellence Award at Docs Without Borders Film Festival.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Film Production, Staffordshire University

Education

  • 2018 
    Birkbeck, University of London, Practice-based PhD in film and Latin American Study
  • 2009 
    London Southbank University, 1st Honours Degree in Digital Media Arts
  • 2004 
    Jagiellonian University, MA in Film, Media and Communication
  • 2002 
    Silesian University, Film Department, MA in Film Direction (unfinished)

Publications

  • 2019
    Title: Voice of the Arhuacos: Transcending the Borders of “Indigenous” Filmmaking in Colombia, The Journal of Communication and Media Studies
  • 2018
    Intercultural communication and decolonial strategies in the Arhuaco filmmaking and collaborations, AnthroVision SI: Epistemic Disobedience: Transcultural and Collaborative Filmmaking as a Decolonial Option
  • 2005
    Sexuality and solitude in contemporary French cinema, ‘Reżyserki Kina. Tradycja i współczesność’

Professional Memberships

  • International Association For Visual Culture
  • LASA - Latin American Studies Association
  • SLAS - Society for Latin American Studies
  • WISPS - Women in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American Studies
  • AHGBI - Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Corkscrew – Practice-based research network at Birkbeck
  • Communications & Media Studies Research Network