MemberMariana Cunha

Currently developing the postdoctoral project “Ecologias afetivas: natureza, corporeidade e materialidade no cinema contemporâneo”, funded by CAPES-Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, Brazil (2018-2023) at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil). PhD thesis (2010): “Framing Landscapes in Brazilian Cinema: Journeys between Rural and Urban Spaces (1963-2006)”, from Birkbeck, University of London.  

MemberClare Vernon

I am a historian of medieval and Byzantine visual and religious culture and a lecturer in Medieval History and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. I have a PhD in History of Art from the University of Cambridge, which I finished in 2015.  Since then I have worked at the Warburg Institute and the University of Southampton, as well as Birkbeck. My PhD thesis examined the churches that were built in southeast Italy during the Norman Conquest and the title is Visual Culture in Norman Puglia, c.1030 – 1130.  I am working on publishing my thesis, in the meantime, please get in touch with me if you would like to read it. I am always happy to share the pdf. I am one of the art history sub-editors for the Open Library of the Humanities, which is an open access journal

MemberAndreas Vrahimis

I am an Advanced Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Classics and Philosophy at the University of Cyprus. My research focuses on the History of Analytic Philosophy and its different relations to the broader context of the History of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (including the various traditions sometimes bundled under the heading of ‘Continental’ Philosophy, e.g. Phenomenology or Critical Theory). A number of my publications explore the purported divide between Analytic and Continental Philosophy, including the monograph titled Encounters between Analytic and Continental Philosophy (Palgrave, 2013). I am also interested in, and write about, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. I received my PhD in Philosophy from Birkbeck, University of London in 2011, after which I held an Honourary Fellowship at Birkbeck between 2011-2012. Since 2010 I have taught at the University of Cyprus, as well as the Cyprus University of Technology and the European University of Cyprus. My current research project (2019-) is titled ‘Logical Positivism and the divide between Analytic and Continental philosophy’; as the title suggests, the project investigates the interactions between the Vienna Circle and other philosophical schools and traditions (primarily during the interwar).

MemberAgata Lulkowska

…•      PhD(Practice-based, including a documentary film), 2018, Birkbeck, University of London, School of Arts, Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies (now: Cultures and Languages); Thesis title: “The Arhuacos, film, and the politics of representing the ‘Other’ in Colombia”; Documentary title: ‘The Voice of Sierra Nevada’; 
•      1stHonours Degree in Digital Media Arts, 2009; London South Bank University; Key subjects: interactive image, photography, design, video, sound, games, websites design. Diploma project: Photo installation, questioning traditional ways of looking at a body
•      MA in Film and Media studies, 2004, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland                                          
•      MA(unfinished) in Film Direction, 2002; Kieslowski’s Film School (Silesian University, Department of Radio and TV), Katowice, Poland; Key subjects: scriptwriting, working with actor, montage, storyboarding, direction techniques for film and television…

Interdisciplinary researcher, photographer and filmmaker. Agata Lulkowska holds a practice-based PhD in film and Latin American studies from Birkbeck, University of London. Her research focuses on the politics of visual representation among the Arhuaco community from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. She used collaborative filmmaking as a method. Lulkowska also holds Master’s Degree in Film and Media Studies at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, unfinished MA in Film Direction at Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, and a First Class Honours degree in Digital Media Arts at London South Bank University. Alongside her research work, she actively exhibits her visual work in wide international circles such as Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Bologna. Lulkowska’s research addresses questions of representation, otherness, and intercultural communication. She is particularly interested in the way film and video circulate in international circles, and how the aspect of communication transcends the cultural barriers. She lived and worked on three different continents, and she is trilingual.