Queen's Film and Media

Film and Media Studies
Film and Media Studies
Subscribe to RSS - Graduate Students

Graduate Student


Tyler Adair photo
MA Student
Summary:

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.

Affiliation:
Austin Benson photo
MA Student
Summary:

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.

Affiliation:
Amit Breuer
PhD Student
Summary:

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.

Affiliation:
Peggy Fussell photo
MA Student
Summary:

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

Affiliation:
Michele Lawson photo
MA Student
Summary:

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).

Affiliation:
MA Student
Summary:

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.

Affiliation:
Emily Sanders photo
PhD Student
Summary:

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.

Affiliation:
Daniel Simpson photo
PhD Student
Summary:

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.

Affiliation: