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