Thesis title: For an understanding of the representational dynamics of Indigenous languages in feature fiction films, in a globalised cinematographic landscape.
Emma Dussouchaud-Esclamadon is currently a PhD candidate in Film Studies. She previously studied at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris, France) where she graduated from a MRes and BA in Cinematographic and Audiovisual Studies. She completed her first year of Master’s study at the Sogang University of Seoul, South-Korea.
She has held several positions at academic and research libraries (François Truffaut Cinema Library, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris Cité University, Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts, and School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris) and university tutoring programs in Documentary Research Methodology (Paris Cité University), French (Sogang University) and for incoming international students (Sorbonne Nouvelle).
She has participated in several film festivals as a volunteer and youth jury member (Lumière Film Festival, Champs-Elysées Film Festival, Objectif Censier, Korea International Expat Film Festival, Mashup Film Festival, Paris Courts Devant, Paris Korean Film Festival).
PhD Film Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2022-on
MRes Cinematographic and Audiovisual Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, 2018-2020
2018-2019 at Sogang University, Seoul, South-Korea
MRes thesis title: “'Ghost in the Shell', humanities under the audiovisual prism.” Semiotic analysis of trans- and posthumanist representations in the 'Ghost in the Shell' franchise.
BA Cinematographic and Audiovisual Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, 2015-2018
2015-2017 at Bordeaux Montaigne University
Responsibilities & affiliations
Assistant Editor, FORUM University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, Jan. 2023-on
Emma’s research focuses on the representation of Indigenous languages in feature fiction films.
It aims to 1) understand the representational dynamics of Indigenous languages in feature fiction films, and 2) develop a methodology to support Indigenous language education, preservation and revitalisation through film.
Emma’s PhD is funded by the Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarship (2022-2025).