Arnoud Arps

  • Cultural memory
  • Indonesian war films and popular culture
  • Cinema and literature
  • Colonial and postcolonial cinema
  • Extended cinema and film heritage
  • Travelogues

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Pei-Sze Chow

  • Film aesthetics
  • Space, place, and identity
  • Transnational media geography
  • Cinemas of small nations/regions (Denmark, Singapore)
  • Algorithms and AI in cinema
  • Diversity and representation in film

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Özgür Çiçek

  • National and transnational cinemas
  • ‘Minor’ cinemas, particularly Kurdish cinema
  • Audiovisual heritage and memory studies
  • Documentary filmmaking and instable archives
  • Film aesthetics

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Emily Clark

  • Music and sound
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Colonial history, migration and diaspora
  • Audiovisual archives
  • Anthropology/history of the senses
  • Representations of culture and nature

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Charles Forceville

  • Visual & multimodal metaphor/discourse
  • Narrative & argumentation across media
  • Relevance theory and visuals
  • Documentary, animation, comics
  • Cognitivist film studies
  • Research bridging academia and the real world

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Rhys Steven Jones

  • Film theory (classic and contemporary)
  • Critical and cultural theory (including queer theory, Marxist theory and affect theory)
  • Racial capitalism
  • Theories of abjection/disgust/waste/surplus
  • Horror cinema / extreme cinema(s)
  • Architecture and film
  • Speculative fiction and film
  • Reality television

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Catherine Lord

  • Practice-based research
  • Intermediality
  • Adaptation studies
  • Literature and film
  • Environmental humanities
  • Cinema and ecology (eco-films)
  • Climate change communication
  • Film and psychoanalysis
  • Frankfurt School, media, and the culture industry

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Emiel Martens

  • Postcolonial film and media studies
  • Popular geopolitics
  • Film (and) tourism
  • Audiovisual industries (production, industry, policy)
  • Film histories of the Global South
  • Caribbean cinema
  • Humanitarian communication
  • Alternative and activist media
  • Creative and cultural entrepreneurship
  • Film-based research / research-based filmmaking

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