Sérgio Dias Branco

Assistant Professor


Sérgio Dias Branco is Associate Professor of Film Studies, where he directs the MA in Art Studies and coordinates LIPA - Laboratory for Investigating and Practicing Art. He is a researcher at the CEIS20 - Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Coimbra and collaborates with the Research Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal and Nova Institute of Philosophy. He has taught at Nova University of Lisbon and the University of Kent, where he was awarded with a MA and a PhD in Film Studies. He was President of the Association of Moving Image Researchers between 2018 and 2020 and member of its Direction Board between 2014 and 2020. His research falls within the scientific areas of film, religious, television, and working class studies. He co-edits Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies.

Selected recent publications

1. With Luísa Neves Soares. Esferas: Revista Interprogramas de Pós-graduação em Comunicação do Centro Oeste 26, “Autoria no Documentário” [“Authorship in Documentary”] (2023). https://portalrevistas.ucb.br/index.php/esf/issue/view/705.

2. Religions, special issue “Religion and the Working Class in Film” (2023). https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/ELT133384M.

3. “Resistance and Resilience: The Nothing Factory and the Workers’ Self-Management of Fateleva”. International Labor and Working-Class History, special issue “Workers and Obsolescence”, ed. Lori A. Flores and Aaron Benanav (2023): 1-12. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-labor-and-working-class-history/article/resistance-and-resilience-the-nothing-factory-and-the-workers-selfmanagement-of-fateleva/0A1EED128104896949703A49F5A72AD1.

4. “Together in the Midst of War: Muslim and Christian Coexistence in Lebanese Cinema”. In New Approaches to Islam in Film, ed. Kristian Petersen, 210-21. New York: Routledge, 2021.

5. O Trabalho das Imagens: Estudos sobre Cinema e Marxismo [The Work of Images: Studies on Cinema and Marxism]. Lisbon: Página a Página, 2020.

Interest/research areas

Film and Television Studies. Philosophy. Religious Studies. Theology. Working Class Studies.

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