Cassandra Xin Guan
Year entered: 2015
Cassandra Guan is a Ph.D. student and Presidential Fellow in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She studied previously at The Cooper Union School of Art and Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, where she has been awarded the Joanne Cassullo Teaching Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. Her current research interests span film theory and history, political economy, philosophies of nature, animacy and animation techniques, the historicity of affect, and general theories of aesthetics. In addition to her scholarly work, Cassandra is a practicing filmmaker. Her films have been exhibited internationally in places including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Lisbon International Independent Film Festival, Athens Avant Garde Film Festival, and the Asterisco Festival Internacional de Cine in Buenos Aires.