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Agnieszka Piotrowska

Agnieszka Piotrowska, PhD, is an award winning BBC-trained filmmaker and theorist. She is Reader in Film at SODA, Manchester School of Art, and Visiting Professor in Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Gdansk, Poland. She is Former Head of the School for Film, Media and the performing Arts at the University for the Creative Arts. She was the Director of the global network ‘s conference Visible Evidence in the summer of 2022 in Gdansk. She has been invited to show her work and give keynotes around the world including Bristol, Cambridge, Durban, New York, LA, Stockholm and Krakow. She is best known for her iconic acclaimed documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower but more recently she has been making creating work in Zimbabwe including experimental fiction, hybrid documentary and video essays. Her recent Strategic England 2021 Research Grant resulted in a hybrid film and an article in the International Journal of Creative Media Research.

Piotrowska has written extensively on psychoanalysis and cinema and is the author of Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film (2014, Routledge), which is going into revised Second Edition in 2023, Black and White: cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe (2017) and The Nasty Woman and neo femme fatale in contemporary cinema (2019). She has edited Femininity and Psychoanalysis (2019) and Creative Practice Research in the Age of Neoliberal Hopelessness (2021).