University of British Columbia
Centre for Cinema Studies
Challenge for Change

Centre for Cinema Studies -
Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Information for Postdoctoral Fellowships:

The Centre for Cinema Studies welcomes applications from scholars applying for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

We provide a wide range of opportunities for self-conducted, mentored, and collaborative research in a vibrant and supportive environment. To ensure the Centre can support your Postdoctoral Fellowship application effectively, please write to us before applying formally.

Funding opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellowship funding are available at:

For more information please contact the Centre's director Ernest Mathijs and the Academic Administrator of the Department of Theatre and Film Ian Patton at: ernest.mathijs@ubc.ca and ian.patton@ubc.ca.

 

Current Postdoctoral Fellows:

Michael Baker

Michael Baker

Michael Baker holds a Ph.D. from McGill University.  His research interests include documentary film and video, popular music and cinema, moving image technology, film style, and genre.  He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles, he sits on the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies and Nouvelles vues sur le cinéma québécois, and he is co-editor of Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada (with Prof. Thomas Waugh & Ezra Winton, McGill-Queen's Press, 2010).  His postdoctoral research examines the aesthetic heritage of interactive digital media and the particular case of interactive documentary’s relationship to earlier nonfiction forms. He is presently completing a manuscript, Rockumentary: The Incomplete History of the Popular Music Documentary, while additional projects include the republication of Peter Morris’s foundational Canadian film studies compendium, The War Years (1965).

 

Peter LesterDoris Baltruschat

Doris Baltruschat is a post-doctoral research fellow. Her research interests include globalization and culture, film and TV co-production, interactive/digital and alternative media, and social movements. She has published journal articles and book chapters on these topics in Canada, the U.S., England, Australia and China. Currently, she is finalizing her new book titled: Film in a Post-Cinema World. A Critical Perspective on Film and Multimedia Production in the Digital Age.

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Scholars

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Dr. Joyleen Christensen (Lecturer in Film and Literature, University of Newcastle, Australia; Visiting Scholar July-December 2015) researches popular culture, in particular, celebrity and fan cultures in film, television, and music.

 

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Dr. Davinia Thornley (University of Otago) researched the intersection of film festival attendance and indigenous activism through case studies of New Zealand, Canadian and American indigenous film festivals.

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Catherine Griff (Swinburne University) explores how creators of screen fiction engage with their audiences, including case studies of high profile Australian producers and interviews with Canadian digital media creators.

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Robyn Citizen's research examines the functions of blackness in the reflexive construction of Japanese identities in Japanese cinema.

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Miguel Olid researched Spanish/Canadian co-productions, and the distribution of Spanish cinema abroad during his stay at the Centre.

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Alexander Pavlov researched cult cinema's transnationalism during his stay at the Centre.

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Jenna Ng examined the function of machinima, films shown in virtual worlds, or media suspended in between game, image, avatar and our selves, during her stay at the Centre.

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Rebecca Coyle was researching the on-screen presence of Bowen Island, and the soundscapes of Baz Luhrmann and The Jetsons during her stay at the Centre.

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María del Mar Grandío studied new ways of television fiction production on online platforms in Canada during her stay at the Centre.

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Philip Drake researched the reception and political economy of Hollywood's operations in Canada during his stay at the Centre.

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Steffen Hantke researched representations of the Cold War during his stay at the Centre.

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Angela Piccini studied representations of archaeological heritage in factual screen media contextualized by the 2010 Olympic Games.

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Tomáš Pospíšil Visiting Scholar June-August 2007, and August 2010.

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Murray Pomerance conducted research on cinematic representations of early applications of electricity while visiting the Centre.

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Jamie Sexton executed preparatory research on world cult cinema while staying the Centre.

 


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