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Fernanda Pinto De Almeida


Senior Researcher

Fernanda Pinto de Almeida works in the intersections of regulation of leisure and urban order in early twentieth-century South Africa. Her research draws from history, sociology, critical theory and cultural studies to examine the role of the state in shaping mass media, particularly film and the policing of cinema houses. By exploring themes of colonial governance, social control and urban planning, she is interested in the broader implications of the intervention of the state and industrial capital in aesthetic practices.

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WRITING A DECENTERED AND ENTANGLED HISTORY OF CINEMA-GOING: Epistemological and methodological issues

The CHR’s Fernanda Pinto de Almeida presented a paper at the Writing a Decentred and Entangled History of Cinema-Going conference in November.

DSI-NRF Early Career Doctoral Fellows: Meet the Next Generation

The CHR’s Flagship fellowship programme for early career scholars is at the heart of a deep commitment to transforming higher education at the doctoral level in South Africa.

List of Articles (2016-present)

Staff and Fellows of the Centre for Humanities Research regularly publish articles and reviews in local and international journals, applying the centre’s intellectual inquiries across a wide range of disciplines and interests.

Publics and Policing: Spies, Surveillance, and Colonial Subjects in Anti-Colonial French Politics

A Winter School webinar with Associate Professor Nancy Luxon

WINTER SCHOOL 2020

Exodus, Movement, a/the People: Critical Thinking and the Collective

CHR Doctoral and Masters Fellows Graduate

We wish them every success as they pursue their advanced postgraduate and postdoctoral studies as CHR fellows

Seminar: Fernanda Pinto de Almeida

Cinema desegregation and the fall of a drive-in’s ‘Berlin Wall’