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MemberMonica Lopez Lerma

Monica is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanities at Reed College. She received a PhD in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Film Studies from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Law degree from the University of Valencia (Spain) and a LL.M. in Jurisprudence from the European Academy of Legal Theory (Belgium). At Reed she teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses in film theory, law and violence, justice and the senses, and cinema and human rights. She has also taught at the School of International Relations of the Kyrgyz State National University and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki.   Her research interests include contemporary Spanish film and literature, with particular emphasis on film theory, gender, aesthetics, and cultural and theoretical aspects of law. Her work has appeared in Revue Interdisciplinaire d’Etudes Juridiques, Conserveries Mémorielles, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Política Común, Nordic Journal of Law and Social Research, as well as in various edited volumes. She is the co-editor of Rancière and Law (Routledge, 2018) and is currently finishing a monograph entitled Sensing Justice through Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics, Law (to be published by Edinburgh University Press). She was co-editor in chief of the journal No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice from 2012 to 2017.

MemberAndras Szekfu

Dr. habil. Andras SZEKFU Ph.D. DLA – Film Historian, Media Sociologist Dr. Szekfu earned his MA and his doctor’s degree at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest. He speaks English, German, and some French. He has a Ph.D. from Pécs University, a habilitation at the University of West Hungary, Sopron, and a DLA in Film Studies from the University of Theater and Film, Budapest. Also, he is Titular Professor at Pécs University. Dr. Szekfu, now Professor Emeritus, was Head of the Department of Film Studies at King Sigismund University, Budapest. He has more than 140 publications in Hungarian, English, and German. His present fields of research are (Hungarian) documentary cinema and film theories of the silent era (Ivan Hevesy, Bela Balazs). Dr. Szekfu has been frequent lecturer at Hungarian, Czech and Romanian universities. Twice he was guest professor at Salzburg University, and for 9 Semesters he was guest lecturer at Vienna University. He is a founding member of the Hungarian Communication Studies Association where he was Vice President for two terms. Dr. Szekfu is the father of two adult sons and lives with his wife and their cat in the Huvosvolgy district of Budapest, Hungary.