Susana Isabel Rainho Viegas


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Susana Viegas is a Researcher in Philosophy of Film and a full member of IFILNOVA, FCSH – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy (Aesthetics) from the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in 2013 with a doctoral thesis on Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of film, and a FCT Ph.D. Studentship during the years 2007 through 2011. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2014-2019) at the University of Dundee and Deakin University with the project “Rethinking the Moving Image and Time in Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy” (Supervisor: Professor James Williams). She is co-editor and founder of “Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image” ( and is currently working on philosophy’s relation to painting, film, and death. She has published articles in academic journals such as Colóquio-Letras, Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, Kriterion, Early Popular Visual Culture, and Journal of Aesthetic Education.


Research interests

Gilles Deleuze, Philosophy of Film, Philosophy of Time, Aesthetics, Contemporary Philosophy, Contemporary Art, and Portuguese Cinema.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 27 Jun 2013

Philosophy, Master, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 27 Mar 2006

Philosophy, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 30 Jun 2001

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Deakin University



  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Film Philosophy
  • Deleuze
  • Cavell
  • Cinema
  • Aesthetics


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