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Magdalina El-Masry

Magdalina El-Masry
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Born and raised in Montreal, Magdalina El-Masry is a graduate student in Film Studies at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. She graduated with honours from Concordia University with a BFA in Film Studies, with a minor in political science. She is always looking for new ways to experience and write about film, with a keen interest in reexamining and remembering cultural histories. She is currently involved in organizing the Cinema In The Midst of Struggle screening series, based out of Concordia University’s Global Emergent Media Lab.


Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship

Supervisor: Rosanna Maule

Thesis Title: The Act of Suffering: Intense Performances in Contemporary American Cinema

Research Interests:

  • film/media historiography
  • performance studies
  • star studies
  • reception studies
  • audience studies
  • cultural histories of film
  • adaptation
  • emotion and affect


  • FMST 212 Film Aesthetics
  • FMST 202 Film History II: 1945-1980


Twitter: @maggieelmasry

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