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Senior Lecturer in Film Production, Staffordshire University; Director of Communities and Communication conference and festival, Guest Editor at Contributions to Humanities, interdisciplinary researcher, filmmaker, photographer, Staffordshire University

Senior lecturer in Film Production at the Staffordshire University, interdisciplinary researcher, filmmaker, photographer, global coach, and a passionate traveller. Director and Co-organiser of the Communities and Communication Conference and Festival and a former Artistic Director of the Discovering Latin America Film Festival in London, and a former lead and a coach for a global training team. I am a guest editor for Contribution to Humanities journal and an academic consultant. Recipient of the International Award for Excellence for The Journal of Communication and Media Studies, Premio Bertelli, and other international grants and awards.
I hold a practice-based (film) PhD From Birkbeck, University of London. I specialise in Arts/Practice-based research, especially in intercultural and postcolonial contexts. My most recent research focuses on the politics of visual representations among the indigenous communities of Colombia. I used collaborative filmmaking as a way to conduct my study. I also hold a Master Degree in Film and Media Studies (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland), unfinished MA in Film Direction (Silesian University, Katowice, Poland), and a First Class Honours degree in Digital Media Arts (London South Bank University).
Alongside my research work, I actively exhibit my visual work in wide international circles.
My research is very interdisciplinary, and it addresses questions of representation, otherness and intercultural communication.
I have a living and working experience from four different continents, and I am fluently multilingual.

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