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Scott MacKenzie Picture
Full Professor / Undergraduate Chair / Assoc. Head
Film and Media
Office:
316
Phone:
78069
Summary:

Classical Hollywood cinemas; Arctic transnational cinemas; transnational European cinemas; film manifestos; film and media theory; Culture and Technology; and popular music and cultural studies. My most recent research addresses global Arctic moving images cultures; film manifestos; process and handmade films; national and transnational identity in global cinemas; re-imagining Hollywood cinemas; and Situationist practices and moving image activism. 

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/scott-mackenzie

Affiliation:
Assistant Professor
Film and Media
Office:
337
Phone:
77023
Summary:

I am a Media and Communications PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Catholic University of São Paulo. My work explores the activity of both new and old media systems, and particularly the instances in which its messiness becomes more evident: the fringe genres, precarious objects, and pirate practices. I often resort to forms of Research-Creation through independent curatorial endeavors that engage with experimental and vernacular moving images. My previous projects mobilize subjects such as media façades, hyper-ephemeral video, 3D printing and scanning, videogame emulation, VR, and generative coding. As an author, I have published on the subjects of image, space, and technology. My most recent books are the monograph "Movie Circuits: Curatorial Approaches to Cinema Technology" (Amsterdam University, 2019) and the edited collection “Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies” (Oxford University, 2020). I am also the co-coordinator of the Besides the Screen research network and festival. Currently, I am working on an exhibition project about virtual museums and on a monograph about digital replicas and cultural heritage.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/gabriel-menotti

Affiliation:
Assistant Professor
Film and Media
Office:
335
Phone:
77022
Summary:

As a media scholar working at the intersections of race, queer, and feminist studies, my research focuses on how media performances define and defy conceptions of Asian/Asian diasporic bodies. Drawing on transnational cultural histories, I theorize resistance, complicity, and ambivalence in new border crossings facilitated by digital media. I am interested in the performance of media technologies. As such, my scholarship traverses the areas of digital media, popular culture, and media installation. My research seeks to establish a multidirectional relationship between medium and content. That is, I am interested how tangible technological objects and their processes, embodied practices around media technologies, and the content communicated through media work together. In the digital age, the ideas of media as immaterial, virtual, and transcendent dominate. My work pushes against this impulse by grounding the body, the material, and the haptic.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/ali-na

Affiliation:
Dorit Naaman photo
Graduate Chair / Alliance Atlantis Full Professor
Film and Media
Office:
314
Phone:
78165
Summary:

My work focusses on documentary filmmaking, specifically interactive doc/new-media and collaborative media practices. I work within the framework of Research-Creation (or practice-led research) and have been promoting and developing it at Queen’s. My interactive and participatory documentary Jerusalem, We Are Here virtually brings Palestinians back to the Jerusalem neighborhoods from which they were expelled during the 1948 war. The project encompasses short films produced collaboratively with participants, an organic live map, a blog sphere, educational resources, and more. I am currently embarking on a collaborative project that will expose colonial and environmental violence alongside resistance, resurgence and naturalization in a local Kingston park. I have published on Middle Eastern cinemas, gender, nationalism and post-colonial cinemas, as well as the representation of gender militarism in Israeli and Palestinian cinema and media.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/dorit-naaman

Affiliation:
Kip Pegley Photo
Associate Professor / QNS
Dan School of Drama and Music
Phone:
78491
Summary:

Music, violence and trauma; music and nationhood; music and gender. Recent publications examine music and cultural trauma (Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality, 2017), American popular music in the aftermath of 9/11 (Music and War in the United States, 2019), and Canadian combatants, music, and the remembrance of war (MUSICultures, (2019).

 

https://www.universityresearch.ca/researchers/dr-kip-pegley/

Affiliation:
Emily Pelstring Photo
Assistant Professor
Film and Media
Office:
341
Phone:
79147
Summary:

I am an artist and filmmaker working primarily in animation, video art/sculpture, performance art, and electronic music. My creative practice explores the cinematic apparatus and optical illusions in relation to magic, spirituality, and wonder (www.emilypelstring.com). I’m also interested in strategies of feminist media art practices, particularly collectivity and collaboration, speculative futurisms and myth-making, and the use of humour and camp. I am currently working on a project in these areas supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (www.sistership.tv). I have degrees in Film/Animation/Video from Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and Studio Art from Concordia University (MFA). Supervisory areas include: Experimental media; Media art; Feminist media; Contemporary art practices.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/emily-pelstring

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Ian Robinson Photo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
Office:
301
Phone:
77385
Summary:

I have an ongoing interest in Canadian film, both in terms of industry and culture. Some of my recent research considers the place of auteurs, co-productions, and festivals in Canadian film culture. Recent work includes “Toronto on Screen,” a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema (Marchessault and Straw eds., 2018), and a forthcoming chapter on Xavier Dolan. Another strand of my research pertains to the emergence of event cinema and the intersections of film and performance in ‘live cinema.’ My research on event cinema is forthcoming in Sounds of Fury: Mapping the Rockumentary (Iverson and MacKenzie eds., 2020). I am also currently co-editing a volume on film, performance and intermediality, forthcoming in 2021. Finally, I have a longstanding interest in geographical approaches to film and media, especially concerning cinema and urbanism. My current book project brings together geography and film theory in order to investigate how contemporary filmmakers and artists have responded to the forces of globalization and localization. I am especially interested in supervising projects on aspects of Canadian film and television; theories and histories of intermediality, liveness, and performance; national cinemas; and projects about film and media geographies.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/ian-robinson

Affiliation:
Matt Rogalsky Photo
Continuing Adjunct / Associate Professor
Dan School of Drama and Music
Summary:

Current research interests include continuing work on electronic music composer David Tudor, which began in the early 1990s, and a project more recently begun in collaboration with Dr Laura J Cameron investigating the life and practice of early Canadian field recordist William WH Gunn. In both cases the research is expressed through both published papers and works of research-creation. I am also continually developing other streams of research: an alphabet of 26 electroacoustic compositions revisiting 26 other composers' sonorities is in progress, and I regularly create sound design/scores for theatre and film. Another of my pursuits is audio recording and production in diverse genres, and some albums made with Kingston musicians have received wide recognition including Polaris Prize and JUNO nominations.

https://sdm.queensu.ca/dan-school-faculty-and-staff/matt-rogalsky/

Affiliation:
Dan Vena Photo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
Office:
302
Phone:
79044
Summary:

I am a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University and hold a doctorate in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University, where I teach in Film & Media. I locate my academic interests within the spheres of visual and popular cultures, merging together trans, queer, and feminist approaches to an array of topics including: monsters and horror cinema; Classical Hollywood Cinema; comic book superheroes; and histories of medicine. My forthcoming manuscript, No More Chainsaws: Feminist Criticism and the New Wave of Woman's Horror Cinema (Rutgers University Press), revisits classical feminist horror studies in relation to the recent surge of women directors working within the genre.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/dan-vena

Affiliation:
Keren Zaiontz Photo
Assistant Professor / QNS
Film and Media
Office:
340
Phone:
79057
Summary:

Creative Industries in the Global City. My research examines the cultural politics of contemporary art and performance and includes work on participatory modes of spectatorship, art activism, experimental disability arts, and the production of urban festivals and mega-events. I am the author of Theatre & Festivals (Red Globe Press, 2018), part of the Theatre & series. The book explores the ways in which cultural performances of resistance that have their basis in festivals can migrate to other contexts, making festivals as much the domain of free markets and state power as that of vanguard artists and progressive social movements. 

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/keren-zaiontz

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