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Dr Joanna Rydzewska

Dr Joanna Rydzewska

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Media

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602635
Office - 124
First Floor
Digital Technium
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Joanna is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies in the Department of Media and Communication and serves as its Postgraduate Research Lead.

Joanna was an undergraduate and postgraduate student at Lodz University, Poland, where she completed a BA in English Literature and an MA in American Studies. Previously Joanna was Lecturer at Lodz University at the Department of Media and Communication and had close links with the Lodz Film School. Prior to Swansea University, Joanna was a Fulbright Fellow at the Department of Rhetoric and Film, University of California, Berkeley.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Film Studies
  • Television Studies
  • Transnational cinema
  • Migration on screen
  • Identity on screen
  • European art cinema
  • Eastern European cinema

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Joanna teaches in the areas of film and television studies. Her specialist teaching focuses on European Cinema, Eastern European cinema, transnational and migration cinema, issues of identity on screen, and authorship theory.

Research Award Highlights