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MA Student
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Tyler Adair is an MA student in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies. He previously completed an MA in Comparative Literature at Brock University where he also received his undergraduate degree in Art History and Film Studies. He is interested in film theory, modern art (especially painting), Marxism, and curatorial studies, and is currently researching the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet.

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Professor Emeritus
Film and Media
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Agnes Etherington Director/ Adjunct Professor
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
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77052
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Departmental Administrator
Film and Media
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77013
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Denise is the Departmental Administrator for the Department of Film and Media at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Her duties include both financial and administrative tasks involving students, faculty and the public.

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Senior Technician
Film and Media
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79107
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Janice Bélanger is a member of the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada, and is a Senior Film and Media Technician.  She first joined Film and Media as a technician in 2008.

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MA Student
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Austin Benson is a MA Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies student and former Queen's Film & Media undergrad. His research interests are in experimental and narrative production as well as film theory, history and criticism. For his Film 460 creative thesis he wrote a novel which he is now redrafting and created a work based on the text. He had a short film screened at KCFF '18 and as a writer has had publications in literary journals. Currently he is intent on taking his interests further in the 2019-2020 academic session to enhance the scope and style of his experimental media works, films and writings.

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Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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78037
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Karine Bertrand’s research interests are in Indigenous studies (cinema, methodologies and literature), Québécois cinema and poetry (questions on identity, multiculturalism), Transnational cinema and road movies (West African cinema, Iranian cinema, Japanese anime films, French cinema), and American popular culture and music/music videos.

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Chief Curator / Canadian Historical Art
Adjunct Professor / Art History and Conservation
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77054
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Alicia Boutilier is Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Her curatorial approach involves resituating visual and material cultures through a feminist lens and innovations in interpretive display. Areas of research include women artists, artistic groups, regional scenes, collecting histories and intersections of art and craft.

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Amit Breuer
PhD Student
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Amit is a Canadian-Israeli award-winning documentary film and interactive media producer. Her award-winning works include Sentenced to Marriage, Checkpoint, Between Two Notes, Love Letters to the Future and The Guantanamo Trap. Breuer received the prestigious Israeli Arts Council Award for cinema art recognizing her body of work’s significant contribution to domestic documentary cinema as well as her founding role in the Noga Communications Documentary Art Channel. She is a three-time winner of the Israeli Academy Award (1993, 1995, 1999) a recipient of the Doc-Aviv Best Film Award (2001), the prestigious Gold Fipa Award (2003), the Joris Ivens Award (2003), as well as the International Festival of Film and Art FIFA Award for best reportage in 2007, a Gemini, two Webbys, and more.

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Professor Emeritus
Film and Media
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Term Adjunct
Film and Media
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77385
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My research lies at the intersection of media studies and religious studies. Theoretically, my work draws heavily on critical media studies and several shades of material media analysis, including affect studies, sound culture studies, interface studies, and algorithmic and network culture.

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Bader Curator / Researcher of European Art
Adjunct Professor / Art History and Conservation
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75100
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Postdoctoral Fellow / Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77019
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Tamara is the project manager of the Vulnerable Media Lab and a postdoctoral fellow. Her research and supervisory areas include queer and feminist film studies; curatorial theory and practice; media archives and preservation; affect theory; digital humanities; and activist film and media.

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MA Student
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I began my career as a graphic artist in NYC working for small design agencies and a large newspaper. After studying digital design at Pratt Institute, I worked in a post-production facility, creating animation and special effects for film and video. My interest in film and video festivals led to a position in the education department at The Walters Art Museum. Most recently, I have been designing art workshops for students who have learning disabilities, severe anxiety or other issues that make learning a challenge. Students create art/animation to facilitate discussions about their IEPs and accommodations with teachers and other allies. I’m interested in ways of celebrating accomplishments through creation/exhibition of community art projects, reactive vs. strategic thinking, the experience of flow, pareidolia, extended looking, and personal, thoughtful responses to difficult experiences. Researching historical forms of animation, particularly optical toys and illusions, will inform my work both as an animator and an arts educator. www.peggyfussell.com

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77385
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In his research, Philippe explores complex narratives in popular media franchises; revisits transmedia storytelling and social media through concepts such as interface, playfulness and immersion; and thinks a lot about animation, seriality and popular culture.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77020
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Adonay Guerrero is a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and videographer. His works include a variety of fiction short films and documentaries. Some of them have been presented in national and international film festivals.

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Associate Professor
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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32077
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Film as cultural artefact and cultural mover. European film, German film, Cuban film; intersectionality. Much of my formal training is in Comparative Literature (German, Spanish, and French language/cultures) and Critical Theory. My home department is Languages, Literatures and Cultures and I am also affiliated with Cultural Studies and Gender Studies.

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Curator of Contempory Art / Adjunct Professor
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
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77055
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Areas of research interest include contemporary art and aesthetic theory, research-creation, experimental media, installation, social practice and performance art, curatorial practice/studies, institutional critique and visual and popular cultures. Supervisory fields are curatorial practice/studies and contemporary art.

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Associate Professor / Department Head
Film and Media
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75010
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My training and interests initially developed in the visual arts, and included both conceptual and post-conceptual art.  The concepts that I employ in film production and critique still draw importantly from those sources.  I taught in the Art School at the California Institute of the Arts from 1987-2000, after which I joined the Film Department faculty in a role designed in part to account for the contact zone between the visual arts and film/media. 

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MA Student
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Michele Lawson is an internationally recognized journalist and social justice media producer. Since graduating from Queen’s University with a BAH in Film, she has worked primarily in the charitable sector advocating on behalf of highly vulnerable individuals. As an MA student, she is interested in the ethics of representation and consent as it pertains to engaging those with lived experience in social justice media projects and programs. Her current focus includes building a case for supporting social change to help abandoned children in Muskoka by employing community-based participatory research (CBPR).

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Associate Professor / Continuing Adjunct
Film and Media
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79337
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Full Professor
Film and Media
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77019
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Susan has supervised graduate students in the following areas: Cuban Cinema and visual culture, Media Archives, Gendered lens, specifically women’s and Feminist film, media and cultural theory, Programming/Curatorial research creation, Indigenous media arts, Cultural economies/creative industries, Urban media/cinema and the city

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Associate Professor / Undergraduate Chair
Film and Media
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78069
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Scott MacKenzie’s current research addresses global Arctic moving images cultures; process and handmade films (and experimental media more generally); national and transnational identity in global film and media; moving images as public and counter public spheres; and Situationist practices. His supervisory fields include the above, as well as: Canadian/Québécois cinemas; critical theory; moving image manifestos; the uses and abuses of found footage and archival materials; and European cinemas.

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Professor Emeritus
Film and Media
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Clarke is an media producer with extensive experience in fiction feature films, television, documentary, and micro-budget productions. He has additional interest in live performance and community arts.

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Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77023
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Gabriel Menotti is Assistant Professor in Moving Images Curatorial Studies at Queen's Film & Media Department. He works as a curator in the fields of cinema and digital/new media.

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Film and Media Technician
Film and Media
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77014
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Cam is the Film and Media Technician working in the equipment room at the Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts. Cam helps our students navigate the world of equipment, cameras, and all related technical needs.

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Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77022
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Ali Na is a scholar of digital media, popular culture, and media installation working at the intersections of race (emphasis on transnational Asian diaspora), queer, and feminist studies in order to explore how cultural histories bring out the potential of media performances to define and defy normative conceptions.

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Graduate Chair / Alliance Atlantis Professor
Film and Media
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78165
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Documentary cinema; New Media; Research-Creation; Community Based Research; Film and Politics; Feminist Film and Media

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Associate Professor / QNS
Dan School of Drama and Music
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78491
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My research lies at the intersections of popular music, visual culture and critical theory with particular interests in media, war and trauma as well as music and nationhood.

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Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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79147
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Emily is a practicing artist who specializes in video art, animation, digital art, installation, and performance art, with research interests in analog moving-image technology and feminist media art. Her supervisory field is research-creation involving visual art, experimental media, installation or performance art practices.

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Miranda Ramnares is an aspiring artist, writer and graphic designer from Toronto, ON. Her research interests include post-colonial theory, feminist film theory, and contemporary art; with a focus on how these topics interact with themes of representation, colonial legacy, and identity politics. Her work in arts administration is focused on promoting diversity and advocating for marginalized and racialized peoples. She previously served as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, and is a recent graduate of Queen’s University, completing a BAH in Art History with a minor in Film & Media.

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Senior Technician / Term Adjunct
Film and Media
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78039
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Ryan A. Randall is a cinematographer, senior technician, and educator who graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2002 with a major in Integrated Media. Ryan is also the Technical Supervisor for the newly established Vulnerable Media Lab.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77385
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Ian's research interests include: urban film cultures, intersections between film and geography, film festivals and exhibition cultures, event cinema, intermediality, Canadian cinema, and media industries.

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Continuing Adjunct / Associate Professor
Dan School of Drama and Music
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PhD Student
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Emily Sanders is a first (ish) year PhD student in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies. Her research focuses primarily on Canadian film, and investigates the abject within the genre. Other research interests include rural cinemas in Canada; affect theory; aesthetics in film; horror and the monstrous; and film-philosophy. Her (current) favourite film is Morvern Callar by Lynne Ramsay.

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PhD Student
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After graduating from Queen’s University with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in Film, Daniel transitioned to a Masters program in Cultural Studies, where he wrote his thesis “Hays Gone By: The Proto-Feminism of Pre-Code Hollywood and the Films of Mae West”. As an aspiring PhD student in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, Daniel is continuing his studies of transgression within Hollywood cinema, specifically as it relates to the Hollywood Production Code. Outside of the classroom, Daniel also makes video essays analyzing art-house cinema and popular film on YouTube under the name Eyebrow Cinema.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
Phone:
79044
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Dan's areas of research interest and supervisory fields include: horror and genre cinemas, Classical Hollywood, feminist film studies, queer and trans film history, film theory, psychoanalytic methods, and visual and popular cultures.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Assistant
Film and Media
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32178
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Stephanie is the Undergraduate and Graduate Assistant for the Department of Film and Media. She is a Queen’s Film grad and worked for the Department during her undergrad as a Teaching Assistant and Head TA.

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Assistant Professor / QNS
Film and Media
Phone:
79057
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Research Interests: The cultural politics of contemporary art, theatre, and performance; intersections between art and activism; performing arts festivals and mega-events (from theories of fiesta to emerging curatorial practices to arts-led development); participatory and immersive modes of spectatorship; experimental disability arts.  

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