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Marco Meneghin

Marco Meneghin is a PhD student in Film Studies at Concordia University. He holds a BA in Spanish and Latin American Language, Literatures and Cultures from Ca' Foscari University in Venice (Italy), An MA in English Renaissance Literature from Ca' Foscari University in Venice (Italy), and an MA in Film Studies from University College London (UCL). His research investigates the making of visual sovereignty in the making of the 1981 Colombian film Nuestra Voz de Tierra, Memoria y Futuro, covering topics such as visual ethnography, photography and the revolutionary left, and indigenous activism. He has been the Co-Editor in Chief of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies (2020-2022), and is currently a film programmer at the International Ethnographic Film Festival of Qébec (FIFEQ).

  • 2018: Dean's List for Academic Excellence from the Dean of Arts and Humanities at University College London (UCL) 
  • 2018: London Arts and Humanities Partnership Research Studentship (Declined)
  • 2018-2021: Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship 
  • 2019: The Jacques Goulet Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2019: Concordia University Fine Arts Travel Award
  • 2019: Canderel Scholarship
  • 2019: Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award
  • 2020: Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award
  • 2022: Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts Internship Award

Supervisor: May Chew

Thesis title: Making Visual Sovereignty: Cine-ethnography, Photography, and Indigenous Activism in the making of Nuestra Voz de Tierra, Memoria y Futuro  

Research Interests:

Documentary history and theory
History of photography
Visual ethnography
Indigenous cinema
Collaborative cinema and media
Cinematic restitution

Teaching and TAships

2023: Sexual Representation in Cinema (TA)

2022: Film History 1 (Instructor)

2022: Nonfiction Films Since 1959/2021: Transnational Approache to Cinema (TA)

2021: History of Cinema 3 (TA)

2020: Sexual Representation in Cinema (TA)

2019: Sexual Representation in Cinema (TA)

2019: Introduction to Film Genre (TA)

2018: History of Film since 1959 (TA)

Selected Publications:

Conference Presentations: Marta Rodríguez in Paris: Politicizing Collaborative Approaches to Visual Ethnography [Visible Evidence Conference at University of Udine, September 6-6, 2023]  

Damiana’s Too Many Histories: Archival Silences and the Breakdown of Documentary Epistemology in Damiana Kryygi [Annual International Association for Media and History Conference (IAMHIST) at Université du Québec à Montréal, June 20-22, 2023]  

Archives and Repertoires in Moana with Sound [Documentaries and the Fiction/Nonfiction Divide conference held by the British Society for Aesthetics (BSA) at Queen Mary University, London, November 15-16, 2019].

Beyond the Picture: Film and the Remediation of the Colonial Anthropological Archive in Embrace of the Serpent and Damiana Kryygi [Hypothèses conference held by the Musée de beaux-arts de Montréal, October 16, 2019].  

Moving the Picture: Film and the Repurposing of the Photographic Archive in Embrace of the Serpent and Damiana Kryygi [Documenting the Archive: University of Chicago Film and Media Conference, 27 April, 2019]  

Funeral Parade of Roses and the Double Performance of Queer Bodies [Queer Asia Conference, London, 28 June 2018]  

"Review of The Process Genre: Cinema and the Aesthetics of Labour by Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky" [Public Journal, Vol. 31, Issue 62: The Gender Diverse Lense, Toronto, 2021]

"Review of Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism Before 1959 by Megan Feeney" [Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. Cork, Fall 2020 (forthcoming)]

"Poetics of Chance: Soda Kazuhiro’s Retrospective at RIDM 2018" [Synoptique: A Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, Montrèal, 8.1 (2019) issue]

"Breaking the Flow: The Politics of Peter Bo Rappmund’s Psychohydrography" [FilmArchitecture, London, 2019 Issue]


Twitter: @marco_meneghin

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