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Dr Estrella Sendra Fernandez 

Teaching Fellow in Global Media Industries

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Estrella is Teaching Fellow in Global Media Industries. She is also a documentary filmmaker, journalist and festival organiser who seeks to contribute to the de-Westernisation of Media and Cultural Studies.

She has been developing a regional area of expertise in Senegal, with a PhD thesis on 'two-tier festivals' in the country. Her research interests include festival studies, global screen media, African cinema, audiovisual representations of migration, youth and digital media. She is the author of ‘Displacement and the Quest of Identity in Gomis’s Cinema’ (2018); and co-author of ‘Fiftieth Anniversary of the First World Festival of Negro Arts: A Comparative Study of the Involvement of the Populations in the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966 and 2010’ (2018), among other publications.

Before joining WSA, she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in King’s College London, in the Departments of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, and Film Studies. She has taught as a guest lecturer in a number of international higher education institutions, such as the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she completed her MA in Critical Media and Cultural Studies with Distinction in 2012, and her PhD in African Languages and Cultures, with full sponsorship from the Department, in 2018.

Research interests

Festival studies, global screen media, African cinema, audiovisual representations of migration, youth and digital media, transnational communities and cultural distributions from “rooted cosmopolitans”, digital cultures, mediated festival spaces

MPhil/PhD research

Thesis title: Two-tier festivals in Senegal between the local and the international: A Case Study of the Festival International de Folklore et de Percussion in Louga (Senegal)

Main supervisor: Dr Lindiwe Dovey

Second supervisor: Prof Friederike Lupke

Third supervisor: Dr Lucy Duran

SOAS, University of London

Department of African Languages and Cultures

Funding: SOAS Research Studentship from the Department of African Languages and Cultures

Research group

Transforming Creativity Research Group

Affiliate research group

Film Festivals Research, PANAFEST Archive Project

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Book Chapters

  • Sendra Fernandez, E. (2018). Internet et culture numérique. In L. Benítez-Eyzaguirre, & M. Iglesias-Onofrio (Eds.), Innovation sociale et entrepreneuriat en Tunisie: Les femmes et l’utilisation des TIC dans le développement local (pp. 33-54). [2] Cádiz: Universidad de Cádiz.
  • Sendra Fernandez, E. (2018). Internet y cultura digital. In L. Benítez-Eyzaguirre, & M. Iglesias-Onofrio (Eds.), Innovación social y emprendimiento en Túnez: Las mujeres y el uso de las TIC en el desarrollo local (pp. 33-54). [2] Cádiz: Universidad de Cádiz.
  • Sendra Fernandez, E. (2018). Situando el cine francófono africano en Colombia: la isla de Gorée en el cine senegalés. In M. Giraldo Barreto, & J. A. Rodríguez (Eds.), Catálogos Razonados: Muestra Afro (pp. 76-99). (Gerencia de Artes Audiovisuales). Bogotá, Colombia: Cinemateca Distrital.
  • Sendra, E. (2017). Art festivals in African cities. In I. Pensa (Ed.), Public art in Africa: art and urban transformations in Douala (vuesDensemble). Geneva: Métis.

Module leader of Professional and Academic Skills 2.

Lectures and seminars in the MA in Global Media Management.

Dr Estrella Sendra Fernandez
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Park Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 8DL United Kingdom


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