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Janina is currently the SOUTHWORKS Career Development Fellow at Jesus College, University of Oxford where she leads the development of a brand-new Digital Hub and works on her research project ‘InteractCity’.

At the University of Cambridge, Janina teaches the second year module The Culture of Images: From the Still Image to the Moving Image and the third year module The Culture of Images: The Moving Image and the City. In addition, she is a research member of the AHRC ‘Filming Energy Research Network’ (FERN).

She supervises and acts as advisor for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations both in the Department of Architecture and the Centre for Film and Screen at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics.

Previously, Janina was also the Principal Research Associate of the 'CineMuseSpace: A Cinematic Musée Imaginaire of Spatial Cultural Differences' project, a Postdoctoral Affiliate and College Mentor at Newnham College and a Research Associate of the GCRF-funded ‘CineGenus’ project that examined energy consumption patterns in Indian films.

She holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and focused on simulations and representations of urban spaces and populations during conflicts. She was awarded a British Research Council Fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC in 2015-2016 and a Camargo Foundation Fellowship in 2017. In 2018, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Nanjing.

Janina also works as a film and television producer on news and documentary films for ZDF German television in London. Her most recent projects include two primetime, feature-length documentaries, which gathered an audience of over 6 million viewers and have since been sold to over 20 countries. She has previously acquired varied work experiences in the media ranging from reviewing film scripts in the ARTE feature films office and creating stop motion animation films to assisting directors on soap opera, music and comedy television sets for Bavaria Film, RTL and Sat1.

Affiliated Lecturer in Architecture and the Moving Image
College Mentor in Architecture, Newnham College
Dr. Janina  Schupp