Dr. Domitilla Olivieri

Universitair docent
030 253 8172

Domitilla (Domi) Olivieri is an anthropologist, activist, teacher, and researcher. I work as assistant professor at the Graduate Gender programme, at Utrecht University. My research and didactics are in the field of feminist, queer, postcolonial and decolonial theory, documentary film, visual anthropology, media, and cultural studies.

Committed to bridging the distance between academic and non-academic communities, I am active in academic, artistic, and other political spaces, and have been involved for many years in feminist, queer, anti-racist, anti-capitalist militant activism.

My academic publications include: “In the Spiral of Time. Conversation with Trinh T. Minh-ha” for Transnational Screens; “Slowness as a mode of attention and resistance: playing with time in documentary cinema and contesting the rhythms of the neoliberal university” in Contention; “Shattered images and desiring matter. A dialogue between Hito Steyerl and Domitilla Olivieri” in Carnal Aesthetics: Transgressive Imagery and Feminist Politics; and a special issue of Feminist Media Studies entitled “Affective Encounters: Tools of Interruption for Activist Media Practices”.

My latest works focus on documentary practices, time and spaces of the everyday, forms of social and political relationality and contestation, activist interventions in neoliberal academia, and rhythm in (documentary) media.