Desirée de Jesus
(PhD, Film Studies, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University)
Desirée de Jesus is a film programmer, researcher, educator and video essayist. Her previous work includes supporting TIFF’s festival programming and immersive film exhibition, and organizing scholarly events related to game cultures and feminist humor. Her research interests include post-recessionary girlhood cinema, black visual culture, videographic studies, and the intersections between race, gender and aesthetics in film and digital media. de Jesus uses intersectional feminist practices in her teaching, as well as in her videographic film criticism which concentrates on narrative texts that explore the perspectives and experiences of girls, women and folks of color. She has spoken about representation of blackness in popular culture with Global News (National) and Global News Radio. Her writing has been published in scholarly and popular journals, including Another Gaze, In Media Res, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, The Montreal Gazette, The Journal of Popular Culture, and others. Desirée de Jesus is now an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, York University.