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Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes

Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes

Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Social Anthropology

Fellow and Tutor at Clare Hall

Member of the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network, University of Cambridge


Dr Motrescu-Mayes is an Affiliated Lecturer in new and digital media at the Department of Social Anthropology, Fellow and Tutor at Clare Hall, and a member of the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network, University of Cambridge. As a visual and digital humanities scholar, Dr Motrescu-Mayes works on imperial studies, issues of racial and gender identities and theories of media. Her current research and teaching centres on new theoretical models drawing on visual culture, cognitive psychology, and postcolonial studies.  Her recent publications include ‘Visual histories of South Asia’ (co-edited with Marcus Banks. Primus, 2017), ‘British women amateur filmmakers. National memories and global identities’ (co-authored with Heather Norris Nicholson. Edinburgh University Press, 2018), and ‘Amateur Media and Participatory Cultures’ (co-authored with Susan Aasman, Routledge, forthcoming February 2019).

Further information about Dr Motrescu-Mayes’ research projects and publications is available at Particularly relevant to the research networks developed by the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement is Dr Motrescu-Mayes’ ongoing collaboration with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (USA), and their founding of the Cambridge Symposium on Gender Equality and Human Rights in 2017 ( – an international interdisciplinary research programme.