Julia Vassilieva


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PhD projects

Film and neuroscience, Film narrative, Russian montage school


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Personal profile


Julia Vassilieva is Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies. She holds PhD in cultural studies from Monash University and a DPsych from Swinburne University. Her recent research  project  (2016-2019), supported by an ARC DECRA, explored relationship between cinema, mind and the brain. She is the author of Narrative Psychology: Identity, Transformation and Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and co-editor, with Con Verevis, of After Taste: Cultural Value and the Moving Image (Routledge, 2012). She has recently organised the symposium “Eisenstein for the Twenty First Century” in June 2018 at  Monash Centre in Prato, Italy, and co-convened First Conference of Eisenstein International Network in October 2019 at INHA, Paris.  Her research focuses on cinema and neuroscience, film narrative and film history, European and world cinema.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research area keywords

  • Film History
  • Film and Neuroscience
  • Film Narrative
  • Russian Montage School
  • Sergei Eisentein

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