Graduate Pedagogy Fellow in Film & Digital Media (2023)
Marilia Kaisar is a PhD candidate in the Department of Film and Digital Media with a designated emphasis in History of Art and Visual Culture. She holds an MA in Media Studies from Pratt Institute and a Diploma in Architecture Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Marilia is currently working on her dissertation titled “F*cking with the Virtual”, using affect theory and the body to explore intersections of media, technology, and desire in cybersex. When teaching, she brings together a mixture of theory and practice through creative assignments and intense mediation through various modalities (texts, podcasts, films, images). During her Graduate Pedagogy Fellowship, she hopes to refine the pedagogy program for graduate students in FDM that can strengthen our teaching practices for a more practice oriented classroom and foster an interdisciplinary, just, and equitable learning environment.