Photo of Dr Stefanie  Van De Peer

Dr Stefanie Van De Peer

Research interests

Research interests:

- Middle Eastern and African cinemas

- Feminist philosophies

- Animation

- Documentaries

I have published two co-edited volumes, Trauma in Africa (IB Tauris, with Lizelle Bisschoff) and Film Festivals and the Middle East (St Andrews, with Dina Iordanova). An edited collection Animation in the Middle East (IB Tauris), and a monograph on The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary (EUP) are forthcoming. I have written 5 individual book chapters for edited collections and published 8 journal articles in peer-reviewed, international academic journals. I have also guest-edited a special issue of the Journal of African Cinemas on North African cinema.

Research collaborations

I am part of the research group on Transnational Moroccan Cinema led by Professor Will Higbee. This project received a Research Grant from the AHRC. 

The project facilitates collaboration with partner institutions in Morocco (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels [ESAV], Marrakech and Marrakech International Film Festival) and the UK (Africa in Motion Film Festival, Edinburgh, and the London Film School).

An international symposium will be held in conjunction with ESAV during the 2016 Marrakech international film festival. A second sympoisum will be held in Edinburgh in 2018 as part of the Africa in Motion film festival, which will also include a programme of contemporary Moroccan films curated for the festival by the project team.

The project also works closely with the London Film School, who will host two emerging Moroccan filmmakers for 12 weeks in 2017. These filmmakers  in residence will produce work that will feature at the Africa in Motion festival in 2018.