Lecturer, Department of Film and Television at University of Bristol starting September 2022.
Jacqueline Ristola lives and works in Tiohtià:ke, also known as Montréal. She is a FRQSC scholar, and will begin a position as Lecturer at the University of Bristol Fall 2022. She received her MA in Cinema and Media Studies from York University, and a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies from the York Center for Asian Research. Her research areas include animation/anime studies, media industry studies, and queer representation. Her dissertation examines animation’s transformation from cable television to streaming platforms. Her work is published in Kinephanos (forthcoming), Synoptique, Con a de animación, and Animation Studies Online Journal, where she was awarded the inaugural Maureen Furniss Student Essay Award. She also co-edited a special issue on LGBTQ Animation for Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, and has a chapter in the edited collection Representation in Steven Universe (Palgrave 2020).