Douglas Mulliken

Current Fellows: Postdoctoral

Douglas Mulliken is an Andrew W. Mellon CHR Flagship Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Western Cape. His research examines representations of violence in the cinema of the Global South, with particular emphasis placed on analyses of how the concept of objective violence is manifested and mediated on screen. His current research project focuses on the work of Mozambique-based writer and filmmaker Licínio Azevedo. Doug completed his PhD in Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures, where he was the recipient of the William C. Atkinson Scholarship in Hispanic Studies. He is currently revising his PhD thesis, entitled “Objectively Violent: The Cinema of Pablo Trapero,” for publication as a monograph. His article “Surviving the Impossible: The Function of Magical Realism in Teresa Prata’s Terra Sonâmbula” was published in a recent edition of the Journal of African Cinemas. Doug holds master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Cape Town, in Spanish and Film Studies respectively.