Student profile

Tafari Lemma

Tafari Lemma is a first year in the Film Studies MA program at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University where he studied both Media & Communication Studies, focusing on Documentary Practice, and Studio Art, specializing in Printmaking. Following the thesis option, Tafari's interdisciplinary research is concerned with the intersections between sound studies, critical race theory, and experimental and ethnographic cinema, exploring aural representations of marginalized subjects in film in addition to practices of aural aesthetics among filmmakers of color in North America. Outside of film studies, Tafari is a composer, juggler, and avid showgoer maintaining an unhealthy obsession with live music

Supervisor: TBA

Thesis Title: TBA

Research Interests:

  • sound studies
  • critical race studies
  • intersectionality studies
  • ethnographic cinema
  • documentary cinema
  • philosophy of voice
  • archival studies

Teaching/Taships:

FMST 222 Topics In Film Aesthetics

Email: tafari.lemma@mail.concordia.ca

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