Viviane Saglier

Viviane Saglier

Research Fellow


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Viviane  Saglier received her PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies from  Concordia University in Montreal. She also holds an MA in Film Studies  from Concordia, a BA in Art History from the École du Louvre, and a BA  in Film and French Modern Literature from Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle.  Viviane’s FRQSC-funded doctoral thesis, Paradoxical Economies: A Time  for Palestinian Cinema (2019), analyzed the material conditions of  possibility and the imaginaries that sustain the contemporary project of  a transnational Palestinian film industry. Her postdoctoral research  further examines creative economies at the scale of the Arab world. More  particularly, she is interested in the theoretical potential of  crossing the study of affect, media infrastructures, and human rights  economies to understand the formation of contemporary political images.  Her writings on Arab cinema, media economies, and transnational  solidarity have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and edited  collections. Outside the university, she curates programs of Arab cinema  and political documentaries. At McGill, Viviane works under the  supervision of Diana Allan in the Department of Anthropology and the  Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID).

She started the Works-in-Progress (WIP) series and co-led the Political Imaginaries of Waiting working group.

PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies | Concordia University | Montreal - Canada | 2019