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Expert(s) for : cultural studies
- Communication and political philosophy
- Esthetics of communication
- Cultural studies
My research follows two principal directions of inquiry, guided by a common philosophical approach. The first bears on the aesthetic dimensions of contemporary issues in communications. This research focuses on emergent modes of expression and modalities of experience, individual and collective, in particular as revealed by contemporary practices in digital and interactive art. The second is concerned with contemporary theories of power in the context of globalized capitalism. The philosophical perspective linking these two research directions is “radical empiricism,” which asserts the primacy of relation and becoming (Bergson, James, Whitehead, Simondon, Deleuze/Guattari).
- Feminist and queer theory
- Theory and analysis of moving images
- Media and cultural studies
- Screen violence
- Globalization, culture and media flow
- Cultural studies
- Political communication
I specialize in moving images, and my research creates a dialogue between the analysis of how identity differences are represented (sex/gender, sexuality, race and class) and transnational means of audiovisual production, diffusion and reception. For many years now, I have been contributing to feminist studies of moving images, with a specific interest in genre cinema (costume film and film noir) and screen violence. I am also interested in practices for audiovisual representation and self-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals in Anglo-American and Francophone contexts. Finally, in a new project relating to the field of globalization and communication, I am studying a transnational network of Burmese journalists contributing to the democratization of Burma.