(Birkbeck, University of London)
Laura Mulvey is Doctor of Literature, University College, Dublin (awarded 2012); Doctor of Laws Concordia University (awarded 2008); D.Litt University of East Anglia (awarded 2006); Honorary member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (awarded 2001) and Fellow of the British Academy (elected 2000). Her research interests include rethinking feminist film theory; theories of technology and aspects of technological change in film and television; the aesthetics of stillness in the moving image: avant-garde and fiction; the ‘new woman’ and the cinema in the late 1920s, and melodrama and world cinema.
(Director of the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée)
Born in 1957, Jean-François Chougnet is, since September 2014, the Director of the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée. He is a historian, graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and alumnus of the École Nationale d’Administration. Assigned to the Ministry of Culture right out of the ENA, Jean-François Chougnet has devoted his entire career to cultural policies. He was appointed director of the Berardo Foundation in Lisbon, from 2007 to 2011. In April 2011, he became CEO of the Marseille-Provence 2013 and coordinated all the initiatives related to the event. He succeeds Bruno Suzzarelli, foreshadower and first president of MuCEM.
ISABEL CAPELOA GIL
(Vice-Rector at UCP/Director of The Lisbon Consortium Programme)
Isabel Capeloa Gil is Associate Professor of Cultural Theory at the Catholic University of Portugal and Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (U. London). She is currently the Vice-Rector of the Catholic University of Portugal and the Director of the postgraduate program The Lisbon Consortium. Her main research areas include intermedia studies, gender studies as well as representations of war and conflict. Her most recent book is Visual Literacy: On the Disquiet of Images (Lisbon, 2011). Together with Catherine Nesci (UCSB) she is the general editor of the series “Culture and Conflict” with de Gruyter Publishers. She is also the editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Comunicação e Cultura (Communication and Culture).
(Artist / Writer / Curator, Research Associate at University of Johannesburg)
Born in Israel, Ruth Rosengarten lived and studied in Johannesburg and London before moving to Portugal, where she worked for twenty years as an artist and art hostorian. She completed a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and has, for the past ten years been living in England. Her studio practice currently revolves around drawing and photography. She has curated several shows, lectured in various continents, and exhibited and published widely.