About the Queer Screens Network Co-Founders:
Dr Leanne Dawson
Dr. Leanne Dawson is Lecturer in German and Film Studies and the Chair of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival.
Her research focuses on LGBTQ representation in literature, theatre, performance art, archives and, predominantly, film. Her publications include books: Queering German Culture(2018), Queer European Cinema (2017) and From Girls in Uniform to Men in Drag: Gender, Sexuality and Ethnicity on the German Screen (in preparation); edited special journal issues, Queering European Film Festivals (2018), Queer European Cinema: Queering Cinematic Time and Space (2015), The Other: Gender, Sexuality and Ethnicity in European Cinema and Beyond (2014); and articles and chapters on a range of LGBTQ subjects, such as the lesbian vampire in German and Austrian literature and theatre, lesbian archives in the USA and Germany, femme performance art, trans identities onscreen, and same-sex female desire in US, European and Asian cinema.
Dr. Dawson continually makes use of her academic research to create, promote, and support queer culture beyond the academy: she has provided academic consultancy to a range of artists; she is currently making her own documentary, Femmes on Film, about the representation and reality of queer femininities; she curates and presents film seasons for independent cinemas; and has appeared on the BBC and other media speaking about LGBTQI+ culture.
She completed all three of her degrees (AHRC fully-funded PhD in German Studies, 2009; AHRB fully-funded MA with Distinction in European Cultures, 2005; BA Hons First Class with Distinction in French and German Studies, 2004) at the University of Manchester and also has a teaching qualification: University of Edinburgh’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is frequently nominated for EUSA Teaching Awards.
Dr Anamarija Horvat
Dr. Anamarija Horvat is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. Her research looks at LGBTQ representation in contemporary film and television, with a specific focus on how queer memory is depicted. Her current project examines queer memory in transnational cinema, and focuses in particular on queer memories of national conflict. This work builds on her forthcoming monograph, Screening Queer Memory: LGBTQ Pasts in Contemporary Film and Television, which is to be published in 2021 by Bloomsbury Academic. In this book, she offers the first sustained academic theorisation of how queer memory has been shaped through cinematic and televisual representation, looking specifically at the American and British context and at issues such as intergenerational and activist queer memory.
Apart from this, Dr Horvat’s other publications have also focused on LGBTQ representation, examining issues such as transgender and feminist memory, intersectionality and queer migration, and have appeared in the leading media studies journals Feminist Media Studies and Critical Studies in Television. She is also co-chair of the Feminist and Queer Research workgroup at NECS (European Network of Cinema and Media Studies). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Screening Queer Memory: LGBTQ Pasts in Contemporary Film and Television. Monograph. Bloomsbury Publishing. (Forthcoming 2021)
“Streaming Privilege: Addressing Intersectionality in Transparent.” Critical Studies in Television 14, no. 4 (2019): 468-472. 10.1177/1749602019875867
“Haunting and Queer Histories: Representing Memory in Jill Soloway’s Transparent.” Feminist Media Studies (2019): 1-16. 10.1080/14680777.2019.1609060
“Crossing the Borders of Queer TV: Depictions of Migration and (Im)mobility in Contemporary LGBTQ Television.” Critical Studies in Television. (Forthcoming)
“Queer TV.” In The International Encyclopaedia of Gender, Media and Communication, edited by Karen Ross et al. New York: Wiley Blackwell, 2020.
“Queer Memory and Film.” In The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Queer Studies and Communication, edited by Isaac N. West and Frederik Dhaenens. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)
Dr Inmaculada Sánchez-García
Dr. Sánchez-García is a humanities and cultural studies lecturer at INTO Newcastle University, as well as a research assistant at Northumbria University. She has recently completed her thesis on how Shakespeare functions as a sociopolitical marker in European cinema at Northumbria University, and is working towards the publication of her first monograph, coming from her thesis. Her research on European filmic Shakespeare has been published in major international journals such as Cahiers Élisabéthains, Shakespeare Jahrbuch and SEDERI (forthcoming). She is also a contributor to the forthcoming International Encyclopaedia of Gender, Media and Communication (Karen Ross et al., eds) with an entry on the representation of women in Ingmar Bergman's cinema, and she is also a co-leader for the 'Feminist and Queer Research' Workgroup within the European Network for Cinema Studies (NECS).