Decolonising Film
and Screen Studies


‘African Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies’ is a five-year, European Research Council-funded research project led by Professor Lindiwe Dovey and hosted at SOAS University of London (from 2019 to 2024). Through producing research films, video essays, edited books, articles, and toolkits, and through curating workshops, conversations, film screenings and panel discussions, the project explores in particular Africans’ contributions to the diverse, complex screen worlds that make up audiovisual cultures in our contemporary moment. It is also interested in putting African cinemas into conversation with other regional cinemas so that we can theorise global screen worlds in more inclusive, nuanced, decolonised ways.


Core team


Advisory board


University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom


Lindiwe Dovey
Principal investigator

Shekira Preston
Project coordinator