Stefanie Van de Peer is a researcher and curator of African and Arab film cultures. Both her monograph Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary (Edinburgh University Press) and the award-winning collection Animation in the Middle East (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury) came out in 2017. Women in African Cinema: Beyond the Body Politic, a monograph co-authored with Dr Lizelle Bisschoff, came out with Routledge in December 2019. She curates for film festivals worldwide and works for Africa in Motion, with a particular interest in archival work, animation and political cinema. She is Lecturer in Film and Media at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, where her teaching is informed by experiences of the curation of world cinema on UK screens.

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