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Vlad Dima

Vlad Dima

Vlad Dima

Pronouns: he/him/his


African American Studies
204 Sims Hall


  • PhD, French Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2010
Biographic Overview

Vlad Dima is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University. He has published numerous articles, mainly on French and francophone cinemas, but also on Francophone literature, comics, American cinema and television. He is the author of the following books: Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety's Films (Indiana University Press, 2017), The Beautiful Skin: Football, Fantasy, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa (Michigan State University Press, 2020), and Meaninglessness: Time, Rhythm, and the Undead in in Postcolonial Cinema (Michigan State University Press, 2022).

Research Interests

African cinema, francophone studies, French cinema, film theory, literary studies

Research Specializations

Sound studies, African cinema, French New Wave, Postcolonial studies


Interview with MSU Press about my second book.

Honors and Awards

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Award (2022).