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: 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. In 2023, Susana Viegas was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to lead a new research project, 'FILM AND DEATH - Film-Philosophy as a Meditation on Death'.


Research interests

Gilles Deleuze, Stanley Cavell, Philosophy of Film, Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of Death, Aesthetics, Contemporary Philosophy, Pop Culture, Portuguese Cinema

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctorate, Philosophy of Film Processes of creation of a new Image of Thought, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 27 Jun 2013

Philosophy, Master, Ontology of the crystal-image: an introduction to Gilles Deleuze’s aesthetics, 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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