Ylenia Olibet (she/her)

Nominated by member scholarly associations of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the 2022 Congress Graduate Merit Awards recognize exceptional graduate students who will be presenting their work at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Photo of Ylenia Olibet, CGMA recipient


Tell us about yourself. 

I am a PhD Candidate in Film and Moving Images Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. My main research interests are feminist film theory, new media theory, and transnational approaches to moving image theory. 

List the scholarly association(s) of which you are currently a member. 

  • Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) 
  • Réseau Québécois en Études féministes (RéQEF) 

At which conference(s) will you be presenting and/or attending? 

2022 FSAC Annual Conference/Colloque Annuel de l’ACÉC 2022 

What is the title of your Congress 2022 presentation?  

Minor Transnationalism in Quebec Women’s Cinema: Diasporic Filmmaking Practices 

How would you describe the research you will be presenting at Congress 2022?

In my presentation, I will explore how women filmmakers who come from francophone diasporic communities and live in Quebec navigate the contexts of production and distribution of Quebec cinema. I will discuss how these filmmakers propose approaches to filmmaking that put forward the fragmented experience of immigrant subjects from a gender-specific perspective.  

How does the research you will be presenting connect with the Congress 2022 theme, Transitions

Drawing on transnational and decolonial theories, in my presentation I will examine the work of women directors that make an intervention into the collective imaginary of Quebec cinema, inviting us to envision a more inclusive understanding of women’s and feminist issues. Thus, my research is committed to Congress 2022’s scope of building a more diverse and democratic future.  

Share your hopes for Congress 2022.

I hope to connect and exchange knowledge with a wide range scholars from all over Canada.