Dr Sofia Mali
School of Art, Design & Performance
Sofia is Senior Lecturer in Film and Cultural Theory and Course Leader for the MA degrees: MA Prosthetics and Sculpting; MA Period Hair and Wig Design (in collaboration with Pinewood Studios). Her responsibilities include: course and curriculum development, UG and PGT module leadership and teaching including dissertation supervision, PGR supervision, overseeing teaching and supervisory teams and liaising between the MA partner organisation, the School of Art and Design, academic and administrative departments, and University level boards and Committees.
She has research and teaching interests in film, fashion, curation and communication. Particularly, she is interested in film, fashion and curatorial practices in different cultural settings, seeing them as processes of meaning making/cultural production. Her special focus is on global challenges, democratic practices and issues of identity representation. Her research and teaching reflect her expertise in visual culture, cultural, critical and contextual studies.
Sofia has also been working as a curator and has been managing and organising a variety of art and history curatorial projects in national and international museums, galleries and art organisations/institutions. She is also an exhibited artist with contributions to national and international art exhibitions.