Mody Sy Pope was a Researcher in residence at LAMACS in 2014. A Research-Teacher and PhD student at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis (Senegal),and a Associate member of GRADIS (A research group on discourse analysis). His research focuses on the articulation of “alterity” and “hybridity” in cultural performances in the Francophone Black Africa cinemas.
Our 2015 Researcher in Residence is Dr. Valentine SANOU PALM. Dr. Sanou Palm holds a PhD in Semiotics, Literature and Film Studies. She is part of the teaching and researcher team of the Doctoral School Humanities and Communication (LESHCO), Language Laboratory, Speech and Artistic Practices (LaDiPA), in the Department of Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Communication (UFR/LAC) at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Her research focuses on issues of semiotic transfers and theory of adaptation and cultural transfer in oral tradition, writing and cinema.
PhD Student, Guest Academic
Miia Rantala is a PhD student at the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland) and an associate member of the Doctoral School of Communication Studies in Finland 2010-13. The aim of her multidisciplinary doctoral thesis is to analyze the visual represen- tations of ethnicity and ‘race’ in Finnish primetime TV ads
on commercial channels.
Postdoctoral in Residence
Karine Blanchon is a Doctor of Languages, Literatures and Societies. In 2007, she defended her PhD at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris), on Malagasy cinemas which is published by l’Harmattan publishing. Her research interests are representations of the culture in the multicultural societies in the media.