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Dr Angela Piccini


I have followed an unconventional path through academia. Although I have always focused on the lively materialities on and of the moving image, I have pursued this through a BA in English / Art History (1990) from University of British Columbia, an MA (1993) and PhD in Archaeology from University of Sheffield (2001, Celtic Constructs: Heritage Media, Archaeological Knowledge and the Politics of Consumption in 1990s Britain, supervised by Professor Mike Parker Pearson), post-doctoral research posts in Geography at Swansea (1995-97, 'The Social Construction of Heritage and its Meanings in Modern Wales') and in practice-as-research in Performance and Screen at Bristol (2001-05). I also worked in public sector heritage, commissioning photography, making postcards and designing guidebooks for Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments (1997-2001).

I'm a member of the UNESCO City of Film Management Committee and a Fellow of both the Royal Anthropological Institute and Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). I am on the Board of Plymouth Arts Cinema. I am a member of Bristol Expanded and Experimental Film (BEEF) and Cube.

Before becoming a first-generation academic, as a working-class child of Italian and Anglo-Chilean immigrants I grew up swimming at urban beaches and feeding mussels to sea anemones in Vancouver, Canada - the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

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