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Dr Victoria Walden

Post:Senior Lecturer in Media (Media and Film)
Location:ARTS C C110
Email:V.Walden@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:Study Skills Blog

Telephone numbers
Internal:7646
UK:01273 877646
International:+44 1273 877646
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Biography

I completed my PhD at Queen Mary, University of London in 2017. I also hold a BA in Media Arts at Royal Holloway, PGCE in post-compulsory education at the Institute of Education MA in Film Studies (by independent research) at De Montfort University and PGCERT in Higher Education from the University of Sussex. 

I mostly work at the intersection of film-philosophy, digital media and memory studies, and my research interests include:

  • the relationship between film and digital media, and contested memories and conflict, particularly in relation to memorial museums and spaces
  • apocalyptical thought in philosophy, theology and cinema
  • animation, affect and memory
  • the philosophy of Georges Didi-Huberman, Giorgio Agamben, and Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and their relevance to media archaeologies 
  • media education and pedagogy

I am currently working on:

  • an edited collection and platform called Memorial Museums in the Digital Age 
  • a research monograph Digital Holocaust Memory: Museums and Archives for the Future

I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Association.

In my spare time I am a volunteer programmer at Deptford Cinema - an award-winning co-operative community cinema project bringing global films to local people. In 2018, I won a grant from Film Bank Media to create a travelling cinema for older people in the borough of Lewisham. I have also led collaborations with the IntoFilm Schools Film Festival and Troma Entertainment, and am festival director of Deptford Animadocs, which celebrates global scholarship and production of animated documentaries.

Role

Senior Lecturer

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I have been a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts since 2015 and a fellow of the Higher Education Association since 2018. 

I am a volunteer programmer at Deptford Cinema - a co-operative community cinema project bringing global films to local people.