Professor Agnieszka Piotrowska

Head of School, All campuses

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

Dr. Agnieszka Piotrowska is the head of UCA’s School of Film, Media and Performing Arts and Professor of Film and Cultural Studies.

Dr. Agnieszka Piotrowska is the head of UCA’s School of Film, Media and Performing Arts and Professor of Film and Cultural Studies.

She is best known for her documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower (2009), and won international awards for her feature film Escape (2017), made in collaboration with Zimbabwean artists. Her experimental film work Repented (2020) has been screened internationally.

Dr Piotrowska has produced articles and video essays including Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film (2014),  Black and White: Cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe (2017) and The Nasty Woman and the neo-femme fatale in contemporary cinema (2019).

She edited the collection Embodied Encounters: New Approaches to Cinema and Psychoanalysis (2015), and co-edited Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable (2016) and Femininity and Psychoanalysis (2019). Her collection of essays, Creative Practice Research in the Age of Neoliberal Hopelessness (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), has been described as ‘trailblazing’.

https://agnieszka-piotrowska.com/

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Founding Scholar at the British Psychoanalytical Council.
  • Film Editor, Free Associations.
  • Task Force member, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, USA.
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
  • Chair, Practice Research Awards at BAFTSS.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Gdansk.

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

  • Finalist, 2018 Times Higher Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts.