I work as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Media, University of Brighton, UK. I teach on the Media Studies, Film and Screen Studies, and, Digital Media, Culture and Society programmes. I am passionate about all things visual, and specially interested in media practices that involve people interacting with/through images.
Visual Research is at the core of my work, as it is co-authoring/co-producing. Most of my work is the result of collaboration, dialogue, and collective experimentation. I approach research as a shared process and I prioritise listening and observing on site, over analytical work on representation(s). It is through this approach that I explore media practices in the contexts of migration, kinship and intimacy. These themes are also present in my “purely” visual work, which some may consider non-academic (e.g. contribution to “Reversality: An artistic investigation into social identities”, published by GMOA and UNHCR.
Apart from my role as IVSA Technology Advisor, I serve in the steering committee of ECREA Visual Cultures, and I am a member of DFG research network “Transformative Bildichkeit: Zum Spannungsfeld von Bild un Gesellschaft”.