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Prof Joanna Callaghan

Post:Professor of Filmmaking (Media and Film)

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UK:01273 876589
International:+44 1273 876589

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Dr Joanna Callaghan is an artist filmmaker and Professor of Filmmaking.

Her research utilises filmmaking as a means of exploring philosophical issues. Her film Love in the Post: From Plato to Derrida (2014, 80’) was funded by an AHRC research grant, won Best Practice Research project from the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies and is distributed by Kanopy.  From 2011 -2020 she was the Chair of the Practice network for the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA). In that role, she has championed the teaching and research of practice within the subject area, organising symposia and participating in consultations with HEFCE, UK Research Councils, the British Film Institute and Creative England. She is a member of the steering committee of the Practice Research Advisory Group and was the Principal Investigator on an AHRC network project on filmmaking research. 

As a curator Callaghan has produced touring exhibitions of artists films including Artist vs Hollywood (2005-9) at Globe Gallery Newcastle, The Block, Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, NBK Berlin & Curzon Soho. She ran artist run space Elastic Residence in Whitechapel from 2003-2006 curating exhibitions including a large scale international activist project KISSS exhibited at Castlefield Gallery Manchester & Concial Gallery Melbourne. 




Professor of Filmmaking