Katarina Zabecka (PhD Candidate)

Thesis title: Identity and Belonging in Contemporary Film Encounters


- started PhD in Film Studies in September 2023, funded by the College Research Award

- hosted and produced the Edinburgh Film Podcast between 2018-2022

- attended the Film-Philosophy conference in 2019 and contributed to the Cinematologists Podcast coverage of the conference 

- completed MSc in Film Studies in 2018 with a 1st class degree

- completed BA (Hons) Media Studies with a 1st


MSc Film Studies, University of Edinburgh

BA (Hons) Media Studies, University of Brighton

Research summary

- identity, belonging

- emotions, cognition

- sociology, social psychology, film-philosophy

- auteur studies, audience and spectatorship

- special effects and spectacle

- history of Hollywood, film remakes

- European (mainly Czech, Slovak, UK), American cinema, cinema of New Zealand