Leila Mukhida specialises in German and Austrian visual culture, with a focus on queer and intersectional film theoretical approaches, the Frankfurt School, and sound and industrial history. Their book, Sensitive Subjects: The Political Aesthetics of Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema (Berghahn, 2021), looks to early German-language film theory in order to explore how post-1989 films by directors including Valeska Grisebach, Michael Haneke, Andreas Dresen and Elke Hauck engender a political sensitivity in viewers.

Leila is University Assistant Professor in Modern German in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Fellow of Trinity Hall. They also act as Deputy Director of the DAAD Research Hub for German Studies. They teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate papers and modules in MMLL and in the Centre for Film and Screen, including the Queer Cinema topic for the Part II paper CS6, and the ‘Screening Gender’ topic for the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies.

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