Kester Dyer is a PhD Candidate in Film and Moving Image Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. His dissertation, funded by the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) and the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), examines expressions of intercultural tension through manifestations of the supernatural in the cinema of Québec.
Kester holds a MA in Film Studies from University College Dublin and a BA in Literary Studies from the University of Portsmouth (UK). He was the 2013-14 recipient of the Gerald Pratley Award of the Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) for a project on the Wapikoni Mobile, which looked at how this participatory filmmaking initiative promotes radical re-conceptualizations of nationhood and redefines intercultural relationships through practical and thematic approaches to transportation. In addition to Québec film and culture, Kester’s areas of interest include nationalism, postcolonial theory, Irish film, genre theory and Indigenous media.