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Salma Monani

Prof. Dr. Salma Monani

Carson Fellow

Salma Monani is an associate professor of environmental studies at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania. She is an active researcher in the growing field of ecomedia studies. Her specific research interests in ecomedia studies engage the voices and visions of traditionally marginalized groups and highlight concerns of environmental justice. With Stephen Rust and Sean Cubitt, she co-edited Ecocinema Theory and Practice and Ecomedia: Key Concepts, and is currently lead editor (with Joni Adamson) of Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos. She has also published her research in journals such as ISLE, The Journal of Nature and Culture, and Local Environment, and in various anthologies.

RCC Research Project: Indigenous Eco-visions: The Ecological Sensibilities of Fourth Cinema

 Lunchtime Colloquium Video - Indigenous Ecocinema: Animating Relations, Unsettling Spaces 

Selected Publications:

  • Ozdermirci, Ekin, and Salma Monani. "Eco-nostalgia in New Turkish Cinema." In Ecomedia: Key Issues, edited by Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, and Sean Cubitt, 47–65. London: Earthscan, 2015.
  • "Evoking Sympathy and Empathy: The Ecological Indian and Indigenous Eco-Activism." In Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology and Film, edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner, 225–47. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.
  • "'Kissed by Lightning' and Indigenous Cinema's Natureculture Continuum." In Ecocriticism of the Global South, edited by Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Vidya Sarveswaran, and Scott Slovic, 131–47. Delhi: Lexington Books, 2013.
  • "Environmental Film Festivals: Beginning Explorations at the Intersections of Film Festival Studies and Ecocritical Studies." In Ecocinema: Theory and Practice, edited by Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, and Sean Cubitt, 253–78. New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • Monani, Salma and Miranda Brady. "ImagineNATIVE 2012: Ecocinema and the Indigenous Film Festival." Reconstruction 13, no. 3/4 (2013).