Faculty members



Film Animation

Full-time

  • Luigi Allemano
    Associate Professor, Film Animation Undergraduate Program, Cinema


    animation, drawing, music making, improvisation, sound, cinema, sound design, visual music, music composition, film scores, film/media production, abstraction in visual art, sound effects, media arts, animation theory, pre-cinematic animation, experimental animation, transdisciplinarity, animation studies, aleatoric music
  • Shira Avni
    Associate Professor (Film Animation), Cinema


    Neurodiversity, motherhood, animation, animated documentary, under camera animation, clay animation, direct animation, community based animation, autism, gender and neurodiversity, Down syndrome, maternal health, diversity, inclusion, social justice animation
  • Luc Otter
    ETA, Full-time Faculty (Film Animation), Cinema


    animation director, computer animation, traditional animation, character animation, clay animation, stop motion animation, film directing, art direction for film/video, media arts, film/media production, sculpture, drawing, puppetry, music videos, children's media, sound, visual effects, composting, cinema, animation
  • Cilia Sawadogo
    Associate Professor in Film Animation, Cinema


    animation, cinema, film/media production, direct animation, digital media, community-based, African animation , storytelling, traditional animation, drawing, computer animation, media arts, children's media, short films¿, animation film

Part-time (partial list)


Film Production

Full-time

  • Jean-Claude Bustros
    Associate Professor (Film Production), Cinema


    generative storytelling, responsive environments, urban embedded cinema, screen-based reactive arts, screen culture, experimental cinema, interactivity, visual adaptive storyscapes, cinema, film/media production, storytelling, interaction design, interactive narrative, future cinema, intelligent images, spatialization, ubiquitous computing, hypercinema, urban futures
  • Daniel Cross
    Professor (Film Production), Cinema


  • Roy Cross
    Professor (Film Production), Cinema


    fiction,script writing, cinema, black and white, 35mm, 16mm, silent films, sound design, portraiture, storytelling, cinematography, old/new, low budget processes, independent films, feature films, short films, non-toxic, sustainable film processing, labcaf
  • Richard Kerr
    Professor (Film Production), Cinema


  • Louise Lamarre
    Professor (Film Production), Cinema


    Holo Editorial Layering Process, l'Atlas Cinematographique, moving image technologies, film/media production, cinema, craft of fiction, documentary making, film directing, screenwriting, storytelling, independent films, in-camera special effects, feature films, music videos, television, corporate films, advertising strategies, creative producing, multi platforms broadcasting
  • Marielle Nitoslawska
    Professor (Film Production); Concordia Research Chair in Experimental Nonfiction Practices, Cinema


  • Michael Yaroshevsky
    Associate Professor (Film Production), Undergraduate Program Director, Cinema


Part-time (partial list)


Film Studies

Full-time

  • Luca Caminati
    Professor (Film Studies), Cinema


    postcolonial theory, orientalism, cultural studies, globalization, transnationalism, documentary film, cultural histories of cinema, travel films, hybrid nonfiction films, Italian cinema, Pier Paolo Pasolini.
  • May Chew
    Assistant Professor, Art History
    Assistant Professor, Cinema


    interactivity and immersion; public art and social engagement; affect; haunting and spectrality; cultural studies; visual and material cultures; museums and archives; multiculturalism; critical race studies; settler and postcolonial studies.
  • Terri Ginsberg
    Assistant Professor, Cinema


    Arab and Middle Eastern cinema, gender and sexuality studies, German cinema, critical theory and Marxism, methods of pedagogy and institutional critique
  • Martin Lefebvre
    Chair of the School of Cinema; Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Film Studies (Hon.), Cinema


    General and applied semiotics, philosophy (Peirce and pragmatism, Wittgenstein and the philosophy of language, epistemology, hermeneutics, aesthetics), classical and contemporary film theories, modern and postmodern film, narrative theory, cultural studies, cinéma québécois, Hollywood cinema, Hitchcock, Eisenstein, Truffaut, Godard and the French New Wave.
  • John Locke
    Professor (Film Studies), Cinema


  • Erin Manning
    Professor, Studio Arts
    Professor, Cinema


    process philosophy, neurodiversity, research-creation
  • Rosanna Maule
    Professor (Film Studies), Cinema


    women and film/media, feminist media studies, creative economy, women's cinephilia, feminist theory, contemporary auteur cinema, moving image studies, postmodernism, globalization and women's cinema, silent films, film/media theory, theories of national cinemas, critical theory, screen culture, history of the moving image, French cinema, Italian cinema, Spanish cinema, literary theory
  • Joshua Neves
    Associate Professor, Cinema


    emergent media, cultural theory, globalization, visual culture, China, moving image studies, history of media arts, television, digital media, postcoloniality, ethnography, informal economy, critical theory, mobile media, intermedia, urban futures, cultural studies, popular culture, urbanization, development studies
  • Nicolas Renaud
    Assistant Professor - First Peoples Studies, School of Community and Public Affairs


  • Peter Rist
    Professor (Film Studies), Cinema


  • Catherine Russell
    Distinguished Professor, Film Studies, Cinema


    cinephilia, experimental cinema, Japanese cinema, ethnographic film, women and film/media, cultural studies, film/media theory, criticism, North American cinema, melodrama, Walter Benjamin, phantasmagoria, classic Hollywood, film/media historiography, moving image studies, urban futures, cinema, Japan, sound, history of media arts
  • Masha Salazkina
    Professor (Film Studies), Cinema
    Concordia University Research Chair in Transnational Media Arts and Cultures


    transnationalism, Marxist theory, cinema, civil society, Latin America, Soviet film, history of film theory/criticism, sound, "Third Cinemas", New Latin American Cinema, Thirdworldism, political cinema, cultural studies, history of film education, global socialist/postsocialist cultures, postcolonialism, film institutions, history of film festivals, translation in cinema
  • Marc Steinberg
    Professor, Film Studies, Cinema
    Director, The Platform Lab, Cinema


    digital platforms, platform economics, media industries, media management, transmedia, animation, Japanese anime, digital culture, character merchandising, media studies, digital media, Internet history, media theory, visual culture, East Asia
  • Haidee Wasson
    Professor (Film Studies), Cinema


    muselogy, feminism, moving image technologies, portable film technologies, cultural histories of cinema, moving image studies, film/media historiography, women and film/media, film/media theory, cultural studies, history of media arts, cinema, sound, television, web videos, critical curatorial studies, emergent media
  • Ishita Tiwary
    Assistant Professor, Cinema
    Canada Research Chair, Media and Migration, Cinema


    video cultures, video platforms, media infrastructures, migration, informal media practices

Part-time (partial list)

  • Troy Michael Bordun
    Lecturer, Cinema
    Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology


    contemporary art cinema, celebrity, fan culture, sex in the cinema, porn studies, cultural studies, sociology of gender, sociology of culture, comics studies
  • David Douglas
    Part-time Professor, Cinema


  • Johanne Larue
    Part-time Faculty (Film Studies and Film Production), Cinema


  • Alison Reiko Loader
    Part-time Faculty, Design and Computation Arts
    Part-time Faculty, Cinema


  • Donato Totaro
    Part-time Faculty (Film Studies), Cinema


    Film Criticism, horror genre, Andrei Tarkovsky, cinema and temporality, film style

Affiliated faculty

  • Charles R. Acland
    Distinguished University Research Professor, Communication Studies


    Media and Cultural Theory, Film and Moving Image Studies, Cultural History, Audiovisual Technology, Popular Culture, Taste Formations
  • Mia Consalvo
    Professor and Canada Research Chair In Game Studies & Design, Communication Studies


    game studies, qualitative research methods, new media, popular culture.
  • Monika Kin Gagnon
    Department Chair
    Professor, Communication Studies


    experimental media arts; alternative media; Expo 67; identity and cultural politics
  • Krista Lynes
    Associate Professor, Communication Studies
    Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies
    Co-Director, Feminist Media Studio


    feminist media studies; contemporary art and activism; queer theory; migration studies; globalization; border theory; feminist STS; infrastructure studies; critical race studies; affect; research-creation; environmental humanities
  • Emer O'Toole
    Performance Studies, School of Irish Studies


    Ireland, Performance, Theatre, Film, Activism, Performativity, Inerculturalism, Gender, Race, Class
  • Elena Razlogova
    Associate Professor, History


  • Johanne Sloan
    Professor, Art History


    Contemporary Art, Canadian Art since the 1960s, Landscape, Art and Aesthetics, Visual Culture, Urban Art and Culture
  • Darren Wershler
    Associate Professor, English
    Concordia University Research Chair, Media & Contemporary Literature, Tier 2, English


    media history / video game studies / communication studies / contemporary literature / avant-garde poetics

Emeritus faculty

  • Thomas Waugh
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Film Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, Cinema


    documentaries, film/media theory, queer studies, sexual representation, Canadian cinema, cinema quebecois, HIV/AIDS, queer film/media, Joris Ivens, independent Indian cinema, pornography, homoeroticism, history of the moving image, gender and sexuality, identity/territory, social change, cultural studies, Quebec studies, activism
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