Desirée de Jesus
I examine how the treatment of narrative spaces in contemporary films about precarious girlhood provides new and more inclusive ways of understanding how girls develop and experience their identities.
Desirée de Jesus is a PhD candidate in Film and Moving Images at Concordia. She recently designed and taught an undergraduate film course about girlhood. Her research has received various scholarships, namely the Bourse d’études Hydro-Québec de l’Université Concordia and a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. She has curated games and interactive artworks about women and organized events exploring diversity in games and the intersections between feminism and humour. She is currently producing a series of video essays about girls in popular culture and video walkthroughs of games featuring playable female characters.