Barnard, S: Presenter of the Film by John Akromah: The Nine Muses


Suzanne Barnard


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Presenter Bio:

Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University, filmmaker, and licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Ph. D. from Loyola University of Chicago (Clinical Psychology), and completed postdoctoral studies at Georgetown University. She is coeditor, with Bruce Fink, of Reading Lacan's Seminar XX, and has published widely on Lacanian, French feminist, and Foucauldian approaches to the body and subjectivity. She also writes in film theory (currently focused on Deleuzean approaches to cinema, affect and subjectivity), and has presented on the film work of Pedro Costa, Ben Russell, and John Akomfrah. Her research engages psychology, philosophy, film, and ethnography, and she has taught courses on Deleuze and collaborative aesthetics, on psychology, migration and "slow cinema," and on the posthuman in science fiction film.

She received a grant from Duquesne's Center for African Studies to create and teach a course on global identities and African cinema, in tandem with which she also curated an African Film Series in Spring 2015. She has been a video consultant for The REP Professional Theatre Company (Pittsburgh). Her film work has been supported by the Heinz Foundation, Binaural Media, Women and Girls Foundation, and Duquesne University. She is recently the recipient, along with Christopher McCann, of an NEH Endowment Grant for a new film project (working title: "Breath and Folding: An Ethnographic Film on Cosmologies of Air, Light, and Space

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