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Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management, The University of Melbourne

Kirsten Stevens is Senior Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. A screen and cultural industries scholar, Kirsten has a special interest in film festivals and the impacts of digital technology and gender within national screen industries. She is a CI on the ARC funded AusStage LIEF 7 project where her work explores how data visualisations can contribute to meaningful analysis of Circus Oz's touring history. She is the author of Australian Film Festivals: Audience, Place and Exhibition Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), along with over 20 book chapters and articles. She is co-editor of Screening Scarlett Johansson: Gender, Genre, Stardom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, with Janice Loreck and Whitney Monaghan) and Transnational German Cinema: Encountering Germany Through Film and Events (Springer, forthcoming 2020, with Irina Herrschner and Benjamin Nickl). Kirsten is deputy director of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management, University of Melbourne


  • 2013 
    Monash University , PhD Film and Screen Studies