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    Marilia Kaisar is a filmmaker, artist, and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Film and Digital Media with designated emphases in History of Art and Visual Culture. She holds an MA in Media Studies from Pratt Institute and a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her experimental practice uses affect theory and a feminist perspective to explore intersections of media, technology, and desire, using the body as the nexus point. She is a Graduate Pedagogy fellow at the Center of Innovation in Teaching and Learning and a Science and Justice Training Program Fellow.


    UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, ongoing

    PhD Candidate in Film and Digital Media, Designated Emphasis in History of Art and Visual Culture


    Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

    MA in Media Studies with Distinction, GPA: 3.87/4.0

    Award of Excellence in Academic Achievement

    Thesis: Desire, consumption and representation, from the physical to the virtual and back.


    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR, 2015

    Diploma of Architecture Engineering, GPA: 8.15/10

    Research thesis: Three aspects of the feminist nude

    Diploma project: Erotic environments

    Other Publications

    2022|“Bluetooth Orgasms” in MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research (January 2022) , 37(71), 143–160.


    2021|“A Tinder Lover’s Discourse” in Passage Journal #1 Intimate Lineages (September 2021), 37-59


    2022| “Smartphones and the Perception of Space” in International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (IJDIBE) 11, no.2: 1-13.


    2020| “Solitary reflections on being in-between”. Journal of Applied Communication Research Online Publication Communication Intervention 1, 76-84.

    Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Embodied Male Gaze in VR Porn , SCMS Conference 2023, Denver (CO), April 12-16 2023


    SCMS, NECS, HASTAC Scholars, Technical Chamber of Greece

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