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L. (Laliv) Melamed, PhD

Assistant Professor, ACM
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Fields of experties: Non-fiction film and media, everyday and emerging media, Middle East, post-colonial and settler colonial studies, mediated intimacies, operativity and media. Bio: Laliv Melamed is an assistant professor of film studies at the University of Groningen. She writes on sentimental politics, governance and media and specializes in nonfiction media and documentary. Melamed is the author of Sovereign Intimacy: Private Media and the Traces of Colonial Violence (University of California Press, 2023). Her other writings appeared in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (forthcoming), Discourse, American Anthropologist Review, New Cinemas, Millennium Film Journal. In 2020, with the break of the pandemic, she launched a collaborative project titled Society for Sick Societies published by Social Text online, and co-edited Pandemic Media: Preliminary Notes Towards an Inventory (Meson Press, 2021). Currently, she is working on a book project on military optics and aspects of state secrecy, titled Optics of Opacity: The Cultural Imaginaries of Operative Images. In addition to her academic career, Melamed is a film programmer. She works for Docaviv Film Festival, and has curated programs for The Left Wing film club and Oberhausen Film Festival.

Other positions

Editorial Board, Configurations of Film book Series
Editorial Board, World Records Journal
Governing Council, Visible Evidence
Associate Principle Investogator, ConTrust: Trust in Conflict - Political Life Under the Conditions of Uncertainty, Goethe University Frankfurt,
Senior Programmer, DocAviv Film Festival
Last modified:01 March 2024 2.46 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 34
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands

OBS 23

Job title:
Film Studeis Professor
+31 6 3198 4090 (Personal number)
+31 6 3198 4090 (Personal number)