SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Paula Callus

BA Communications and Media (University of Malta), MA Computer Animation (Bournemouth University), MA Anthropology of Media (SOAS)
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Ms Paula Callus
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Thesis title:
Documenting Sub-Saharan African Animation
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  • ACUB (Arts College University Bournemouth) Animation Studies Symposium 2010
    Paper: Reading Animation through the eyes of anthropology
  • Film and Television Screen Studies Conference, University of Lincoln 2013
    Paper: Locating Sub-Saharan African Animation within the ‘moving’ image.
  • London Film and Media Conference 2012
    Paper: The politics of identity and the exotic spectacle: Moving images by artists from the Middle East and Africa
  • Africa in Motion Edinburgh 2008
    Curated Animation Program and gave an accompanying presentation
  • Guest Speaker at CAS Edinburgh University, African Studies Department 2009
    Subversive Political African Animation
  • Guest Speaker at AA3 (Association African Animation Artists) Genesis hosted at British Council, Nairobi, Kenya 2009
  • SOAS Anthropology of Media Seminar Series
    Subversive African Animation
  • SOAS Research Society Conference
    Screening/ Short Presentation on the animated short Muana Mboka by Jean Michel Kibushi (DRC)
  • UNESCO Igualada 2011 International Meeting of Independent Producers
    Guest Speaker: Animated Possibilities: Producing Animation in Developing Countries
  • New York African Film Festival
    Curated Film Program for African Animation in 2010


  • Animation Studies, African Animation
  • Curating African Animation Programs for Festivals