Eleonora Diamanti is a lecturer in Media Studies at John Cabot University, in Rome. She holds a Ph.D. in Semiotics from the Université du Québec à Montréal. From 2010 to 2017 she lived in Montréal and worked on the city’s public space, protests and festival culture. She is a former SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at McGill University’s School of Architecture and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, where she was appointed limited-term Assistant professor. Her interest in festivals, media, and the city brought her to work on nocturnal practices: from entertainment venues, like Italian discotheques, to radical spaces at night through an aesthetic creative approach. She co-directed “Guardians of the Night” (2018, 17’) an experimental ethnographic film on nightlife in Guantánamo (Cuba). She is a member of the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi) at the University of Antwerp where she is working on a project on everyday digital practices in Cuba. Eleonora takes a special interest in alternative modes of undertaking and disseminating academic research. She participated in research-creation projects in Canada, Italy, and Cuba, involving audiovisual production, performance and activist work.
Urban Cultures; Digital Cultures; Ethnography and Visual-based Methods; Night Studies; Research-creation
Social Media & Publications: