I am currently employed as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen (2018-2021). My research deals with gender, space and power in contemporary film and screen culture, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), gallery films and locative videos.

I am also an avid rock climber, traveller and language enthusiast. Originally from Belgium, I have lived in Ireland, Spain, New Zealand, and now reside in Norway.
 

Research interests

I have a special interest in space and how women, queer and racialised people experience and inhabit urban spaces. While gender, ethnicity, culture, class and relations of power affect our habitation of different everyday spaces (street, transport, house and work place in particular), these social and cultural relations are absolutely not static, but in constant evolution.

As film critic, theorist, and educator, I work affirmatively towards accelerating these changes, for a diverse and inclusive future. Being affirmative means being critical of the present while avoiding to succumb to a lamentation of the status quo, but instead present alternatives, possible futures. While this stance is not always easy or straightforward, it aims to work at both micro- and macro-levels with the tools we have and those we can create.

These pictures are my own take on these issues.

Memory
Memory

© Pablo Torres, 2010

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Symmetry
Symmetry

© Pablo Torres, 2009

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Winter, Brussels
Winter, Brussels

© Ceuterick, 2013

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Memory
Memory

© Pablo Torres, 2010

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PhD in Film and Media Studies, University of Otago, 2016

MA in Film Studies, University College Cork, 2009

BA and MA in Languages and Literature (English and Spanish), Free University of Brussels, 2007

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