PhD Students

Isabelle Carbonell
Documentary film, experimental ethnographic film, visual anthropology, environmental justice, surveillance studies, the ethics of big data, multispecies ethnography, invasive species, disasters and resilience, Brazil, participatory filmmaking, the anthropocene, and jellyfish.
Alessia Cecchet
stop motion animation, cinematography, animal representation, animal death
Christina Corfield
Popular culture, moving image technologies, History.
Raed El Rafei
participatory documentary, social documentary, multimedia storytelling, queer cinema, Middle-Eastern studies, first-person film narratives
Laimir Fano Villaescusa
Documentary theory, history, and practice: Movement across geographical and political boundaries are also elemental in his thinking and experience.
Marc Francis
queer film and media, film programming/curation, theories of spectatorship/perception
Yulia Gilichinskaya
border studies, critical geography, affect theory as well as surveillance studies and militaristic technology
Fabiola Hanna
memory, history, nation, community, political struggle, and identity
Rana Jarbou
documentary, counter-narratives, visual culture, Arabic graffiti, Arab identity, Arabic linguistic identity, urbanism, spatiality
Brett Kashmere
Conversation about collective memory, the archive, and forgotten, obscured or intentionally repressed histories, and referencing the notion of “edutainment”
Chris Kerich
Chris is interested in exploring different artistic methods for critical interrogation of digital systems, with a special focus on games and game art.
Darline Kim
S. Topiary Landberg (aka Samuael Topiary)
Documentary, landscape, urban studies, environmental activism.
Kiki Loveday (née Kerrie Welsh)
Feminist Film Praxis, Women’s and Queer Film Historiography, Technology and Social Change
Pardis Mehdizadegan
Karl Mendonca
Participatory Art
Erick Msumanje
Black Diaspora, Urbanism, Immigration, Black Cinema
Rebecca Ora
Docufiction; Ethnographic Film; Performance Studies; Comedy; The Holocaust
Ryan Page
Noise, mediation, DIY electronics, semiotics of consumer media technologies, signal interference
Ebadur Rahman
Brian Rogers
New Media, Performance, and Fiction
Francesca Romeo
Daniel Rudin
Labor, documentary video, social media, convergence culture, spatial montage
Dorothy Santos
Activism, interactive and computational media, biotechnology, bioart, experimental film, augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive fiction, and gaming
Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa
--critical animal studies thought through the moving image--
Casondra Sobieralski
Immersive environments for teaching history/archaeology – especially buried women’s history – in embodied and interactive ways.
Abram Stern (aphid)
participatory archives, internet art, the public domain, metadata, panoptics, forensic aesthetics, open video, free culture
Kara Stone
Interested in exploring the role of art in the on-going process of healing, in relation to playful interactive technological art and post-human bodies
Rolando Vargas
Elia Vargas
Committed to a practice based in conceptual, intellectual, and historical consideration of video, performance, sound, and the cultural framework of place.