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Nobunye  Levin

Dr Nobunye Levin

Lecturer in Film and Media Practice Education

Biography

Nobunye Levin is a filmmaker, researcher and teacher. Nobunye’s filmmaking practice and research is concerned with epistemologies from the Global South, feminist love studies, the politics of aesthetics and decolonial feminist and anti-racist thought and practice. Her film praxis is informed by the epistemic, poetic and political possibilities of cinematic experimentation and tactics of feminist filmmaking. Nobunye completed a practice-based PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to her appointment at King's she was a Lecturer in the Film and Television department in the School of Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, a post she held for over a decade, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Decolonising Screen worlds in the ERC-funded “African Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies” project, situated at SOAS University of London.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Epistemologies from the Global South
  • Feminist filmmaking
  • Feminist love studies
  • Experimental and radical cinemas
  • Decolonial feminisms
  • The politics of aesthetics
  • Anti-racism
  • Artistic Research

Teaching

Nobunye covers a wide range of topics and critical perspectives in her theory-praxis driven filmmaking pedagogy and teaching. At King's, Nobunye has taught modules on film and media practice. 

Expertise and public engagement

Nobunye's films have been screened internationally at festivals and in other cultural events, these include the Durban International Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. She has presented her film work, participated in panels and given papers at many international conferences, including the Screen Studies Conference, the African Literature Association conference and the PARSE Artistic Research conference. She has given public talks and screenings at HDK-Valand at the University of Gothenburg, UCL and the Netherlands Film Academy. Nobunye has introduced screenings and moderated panel discussions at the Garden Cinema, The Joburg Film Festival and the Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival.