Student profile

Theo Stojanov

Theo Stojanov is a film and media production researcher based in Montreal. His background is in music, computer science, and sound engineering, and he is currently a doctoral student in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia University, where his work involves a critical examination of the socio-technical entanglements within the creative industries between creative practices, policies, and people. Practicing enactive ethnography, whereby the researcher is embedded in the object of research as a practitioner, Theo’s thesis focuses on the film and television dubbing industry in Quebec and its culture of production. In an era of transnational media flows and ever-increasing tempos of work, Theo asks what conclusions can be drawn about the local culture industries and the global texts they participate in producing.

Theo holds a Concordia graduate fellowship and his research is funded by a grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – société et culture (FRQSC). Besides his thesis work, he is involved in a research project about virtual reality documentary production and is lead researcher in a SOAS University of London commissioned study on Myanmar / Burmese cinema culture.

Supervisor: Dr. Marc Steinberg

Thesis title: Locally Everywhere: Global Media and Cultures of Local Production

Research Interests:

  • media industry studies & production cultures
  • ethnography
  • political economy
  • cultural anthropology
  • Burmese cinema
  • interactive documentary production
  • sound

Teaching/TAships:

  • Winter 2019: FMST 398, Screen Industries – Instructor
  • Winter 2018: FMST 218, History of Animated Film – TA
  • Winter 2017: FMST 398, Contemporary Film Industrial Practices and Cultures of Work – TA
  • Fall/Winter 2015, 2016: FMST 216, Methods in Film Studies – TA

Selected Publications:

“Headhunters and Funmakers: Game Industry Recruiting à Montréal.” Mediapolis Journal, March 2018. http://www.mediapolisjournal.com/2018/03/headhunters-and-funmakers/.

“Lofts, Eats, and Montréal’s Game Industry.” Mediapolis Journal, March 2018. http://www.mediapolisjournal.com/2018/02/lofts-eats-and-montreals-game-industry/.

“Virtual Realism and Technoscape Immersion: The Production Culture of the Canadian VR Doc.” In The Interactive Documentary in Canada, edited by Jessica Mulvogue and Mike Baker, Accepted, Forthcoming.

 “Foreign-Language Dubbing Practices.” Audio Engineering Society, 2011. http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16586.

Email: theo.stojanov@concordia.ca

 

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