Peter Lešnik is a scholar of cinema and media whose main research and teaching interests include the politics of the moving image, media archaeologies, documentary cinema, adaptation studies, and ecocriticism. After completing his BA and MA at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in 2019 he earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a dissertation on Michelangelo Antonioni’s screen adaptations of literary texts. Before joining the SAS, he taught for two years courses in film history and film analysis at the University of Pennsylvania.
Peter is currently revising his dissertation and transforming it into a book manuscript, while also laying the groundwork for his second book project, which will investigate counterhegemonic visualities and visual politics in the context of the twenty-first century media landscape. His work has appeared in the journals Adaptation and Synoptique, as well as in edited volumes.