Catherine Grant is Professor of Digital Media and Screen Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. A prolific experimental video-essayist since 2009, she has authored and edited numerous studies of these audio-visual forms of film and moving image research and scholarship, including: The Videographic Essay: Criticism in Sound and Image (co-authored with Christian Keathley and Jason Mittell, 2nd ed., 2019); screenstudies.video (2019), a monographic website collecting and reflecting on her own practice; and another website collection The Audiovisual Essay (2014-present). She is also creator of Film Studies for Free and a co-founding editor of [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic and Moving Image Studies.
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Dr Deborah Martin specialises in Latin American cinema and is particularly interested in questions of gender, sexuality, childhood, touch and embodiment in cinema. She is the author of three books, The Child in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (2019), The Cinema of Lucrecia Martel (2016), and Painting, Literature and Film in Colombian Feminine Culture 1940-2005: Of Border Guards, Nomads and Women (2012), as well as several articles and book chapters on Latin American cinema. With Deborah Shaw (Portsmouth University) she is co-editor of the book Latin American Women’s Film-making: Production, Politics, Poetics (2017). Deborah Martin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University College London.