Fernanda Pinto De Almeida
Fernanda Pinto de Almeida is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research. Her interests lie in aesthetics and politics, critical theory, urban politics and publics, especially in South Africa and Brazil. Her doctoral research examined the relationship between cinema and urban experience in 20th century Cape Town. In that work, she considered cinema spaces as a lens through which to understand changing imaginaries of race, public space and cosmopolitanism, from the cinema palaces at the beginning of the century to decentralization of cinema with drive-ins and the growth of black-owned cinemas in the 1970s and 1980s. She has been a visiting fellow at the Interdisciplinary Centre for the study of Global Change at the University of Minnesota, holds a Masters degree in Research Psychology from Stellenbosch University and has published on race and imaginaries of domestic interior in South Africa. Prior to this work she was trained and practiced as a psychotherapist in Brazil.