Grad student achievements in 2022-23

June 27, 2023 by Denise Ing

Congratulations to Cinema Studies Institute graduate students on their recent successes!

“Following Caribou Via Rupta: Re-tracing Lines from the Hunting Film to Indigenous Media" by PhD candidate, Meghan Romano won the 2022 Domitor Student Essay Award. Meghan was also this year's co-recipient of the FMSAC student essay award along Gabriel Bergeron-Poulin, a graduate student at Concordia University.

PhD student, Cole Armitage has been accepted into a five-month laguage program in Japan. The program covers the costs of accommodations at The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, meals and learning materials. While Cole will spent the majority of the time taking Japanese language classes, there will be opportunities for research activities. 

PhD candidate, Srijita Banerjee is a year into a 2022-2023 St. Michael's Junior Fellowship. Srijita took the opportunity to engage with an inter-disciplinary community on avant-garde art and foster discussions around repatriation. Towards that end, Srijita is organizing a talk with Prof. Maria Hupfield on The Status of Spirituality in Indigenous Art and Museum Curation on the 27th of September to be held at The Chapel, Emmanuelle College at 7pm.

PhD candidate, Kate Russell was chosen as the runner-up in the SCMS Horror Studies SIG Graduate Student Essay Prize for her paper, "A Theory of the Gag: Comedic Mechanisms in Exploitation Film Forum." It will be published in the upcoming issue of Monstrum.

PhD candidate, Christian Zeitz is a recipient of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Grant. Christian's PhD dissertation, Between Orientalism and the Posthuman: 21st-Century Television Programming in Multicultural Germany draws on recent theories of posthumanism as a means to rethink the status and significance of Orientalism and Islamophobia in contemporary German TV narratives.

Congratulations to Meghan, Cole, Srijita, Kate, and Christian!