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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Professor of Film Theory, Birkbeck, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Film Theory, Birkbeck College University of London, 2017
  • Course Director, MA in Film and Television Studies, The British Film Institute, Other Institutions, 1994 - 1999
  • Professor of Film Theory and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, Birkbeck College University of London, 1999 - 2017


Visual and other pleasures 1989

Citizen Kane: BFI classic 1992

Fetishism and curiosity 1996

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Science and technology studies; multispecies studies; anti-racist and decolonial feminist theory; intersections of natural and social sciences; reproductive and environmental justice; inter-relations of biology, art, and politics; storytelling in knowledge practices

Professor Esther Leslie

Aesthetics in combination with politics; Marxism and critical theory, especially the work of Walter Benjamin and TW Adorno; the poetics of science and technology; animation; digital culture and the sensorium