Cinta Pelejà

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Teaching Fellow in the Humanities, Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College
Classics 410
PhD, University of Chicago, 2023
Research Interests: Documentary Studies; Intersectional Feminism and Cinema; Film Historiography and Archival Evidence; Private Images and Amateur Filmmaking, Politics and Documentary Spectatorship; Contemporary Documentary in the Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic


Cinta Pelejà (she/her) is a film and media scholar and programmer. She received her PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago in 2023. She specializes in the history and theory of global documentary and non-fiction cinema. Her first book project, “The Screen Encounter: Cinematic Experiences of the Self,” brings together a historically and geographically diverse archive of films to examine the phenomenon of seeing oneself onscreen. Her academic work has appeared in the journal Feminist Media Histories and the New Review of Film and Television Studies blog. Cinta has also worked as a curator and producer for Apordoc—Portuguese Documentary Association, and served as co-director of Doclisboa—International Film Festival.

Teaching Experience

Academic Year 2023-2024

BA Preceptor for production thesis students

Autumn Quarter 2023

CMST 14400: Film and the Moving Image

Winter Quarter 2024

CMST 14400: Film and the Moving Image

Spring Quarter 2024

Feminist Documentary Filmmaking

Previously taught courses: Film and the Moving Image (CMST 14400); History of International Cinema II (1927-1960), CA (CMST 28600); Documentary Production II, CA (CMST 23931).