Research Interests

Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen is a vibrant department with diverse strands of research. You can browse staff research specialisms via the links to their staff profiles below, but otherwise can find a complete list of discipline staff on our Staff Pages.

Professor Amy Bryzgel

Professor Amy Bryzgel works on performance art in Eastern Europe, and she has written the first comprehensive academic study of the development of the genre in the region, entitled Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960 (Manchester University Press, 2017). She is interested in supervising PhD and postdoctoral research projects on contemporary art in Eastern Europe, performance art, participatory and socially engaged art.

Dr Silvia Casini

Dr. Silvia Casini’s research focuses on visual cultures of contemporary science and medicine, cinema and science beyond science fiction, and art-science cross-fertilisation. Her articles appear in Configurations, Leonardo Journal, Nuncius, The Senses and Society, Contemporary Aesthetics and Technoscienza. She is the author of the monograph Il ritratto-scansione: Immaginare il cervello tra neuroscienza e arte (Filosofie, Mimesis Edizioni, Milan). Her second-authored monograph Giving Bodies back to Data is under contract with MIT Press (Leonardo book series) and will be published in Spring 2021.

Dr Katya Krylova

Dr. Katya Krylova’s research is focused on modern and contemporary German and Austrian studies. She is the author of two monographs: Walking Through History: Topography and Identity in the Works of Thomas Bernhard and Ingeborg Bachmann (2013; Winner of the 2011 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in German Studies) and The Long Shadow of the Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, and Culture (2017). She is also the sole editor of the multi-authored book New Perspectives on Contemporary Austrian Literature and Culture (2018).

Professor Alan Marcus

Professor Alan Marcus’s research interests lay in representations of the city in film and visual culture; history and methodologies of documentary film and other forms of documentary imagery; practice-as-research in documentary film; and representations of the Holocaust and sites associated with Jewish identity and the diaspora. He is the author of 12 practice-as-research films since 2006, including In Place of Death (2008), The Ghetto (2009), The Cemetery (2010), One Market Day (2011), One Hot Day (2011), In the Birch Grove (2012), The Molo of Venice (2014), Near the Palace (2015) and The Forgotten Jew in the City of Youth (2016).