Karina Griffith

PhD Candidate

Working Dissertation


Angelica Fenner


Karina Griffith is a PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute. Her current research interests include critical ethnography, affect theory and creolization. A moving image artist and practitioner, her films and installations explore the themes of fear and fantasy, often focusing on how they relate to identity. She is the curator of Republik RepairReporatory Imaginings from Black Berlin, three-month festival of film, theatre, performance and happenings at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, a post-migrant theatre in Berlin, Germany. Her most recent publication is the review essay “A Black German Year” in the Women in German Studies Yearbook Special Online Section on Race and Inclusivity.