Other People at Cinema Studies

Students in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs participate in the teaching of our core courses and those at the 200-level, either as a teaching assistant or grader.  Ph.D. students from affiliated units sometimes teach at the Cinema Studies Institute as well.  In addition to teaching assistantships, CSI also has a limited number of research assistantships available.  

Postdoctoral Fellows are also members of the Cinema Studies Institute;  see below for instructions on how to apply to become a PDF at the Institute.


Graduate Students

See this page.


Postdoctoral Fellows

Jeffries, Dru


Dru Jeffries is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cinema Studies Institute. He completed his PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia University (Montreal) in 2014 and his MA in Cinema Studies at the Cinema Studies Institute (Toronto) in 2008. His interest in the comic book film as a unique articulation of film style and intermedial poetics resulted in his dissertation, “The Comic Book Film as Palimpsest,” as well as a host of smaller research projects that will be forthcoming in various journals and edited collections. His most recent publications can be found in Cinephile 9.2 (2013) and Quarterly Review of Film and Video 31.3 (2014). He is currently working on a book manuscript about comic book film style, while also researching and outlining his next major research project, which examines the cultural construction and circulation of film authorship using Stanley Kubrick as its case study.


Applying to Become a Postdoctoral Fellow

If you are interested in becoming a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, please review the important information on the SGS Postdoctoral information page carefully.


Once you have reviewed that information, contact the Graduate Program Assistant for a Declaration of Interest form. In order for us to evaluate available space and faculty supervisors for postdoctoral fellows, you must apply to the Institute between May 1st-July 31st of the school year (July-June) prior to your intended start date (e.g., May 1-July 31, 2015 for starting July 2016). Those who have not submitted a Declaration of Interest form by the deadline will not be considered.