Mariana Liz completed a PhD in Film Studies at King's College London in 2012. She has a degree in Media Studies with Film from NOVA FCSH (2006).
Her doctoral research, on the idea of Europe in contemporary European cinema, was funded by FCT (Portuguese council for research funding). She is the author of Euro-Visions: Europe in Contemporary Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2016), editor of Women's Cinema in Contemporary Portugal (with Hilary Owen; Bloomsbury, 2020), Portugal's Global Cinema (I.B. Tauris, 2018) and The Europeanness of European Cinema (with Mary Harrod and Alissa Timoshkina; I.B. Tauris, 2015). She has published on contemporary European cinema and Portuguese film in Aniki, New Cinemas, Northern Lights, Studies in European Cinema and the Journal of Romance Studies, among others.
She taught at King's (2009-2013) and Queen Mary (2012-2013), University of London, and at the University of Leeds (2013-2016) in the UK. Since 2017 she has been a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa), in Portugal. With Hilary Owen, she coordinated the research project Portuguese Women Directors, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2017-2019).
She was an adviser for the Secretary of State for Film, Audiovisual and Media (2020-2021), with a focus on film exhibition and film literacy practices, namely, the governmental initiative Plano Nacional de Cinema. She continues to be part of the team coordinating the PNC pedagogical resources.
She was on the board of AIM – Portuguese Association of Moving Image Researchers (2018-2020), and in 2021 was re-elected as vice-chair of the Film Studies section of ECREA – the European Communication Research and Education Association.
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|Lisbon on Screen, 1980-2015: Urban Landscapes in International Film Productions||International Conference on Landscape and Cinema||03/12/2018|
|Urban Homes and Urban Families: Teresa Villaverde’s Colo and Susana Nobre’s Ordinary Time||Workshop 'Portuguese Women Directors'||17/09/2018|