José Bértolo is a postdoctoral research fellow at IELT and an invited professor at ESAD — Caldas da Rainha School of Arts and Design. He completed his PhD in Comparative Studies (2019) at the University of Lisbon, in joint partnership with the U. Bologna (Italy) and KU Leuven (Belgium), with a PhD fellowship from the FCT. He has been an active collaborator of the U. Lisbon Centre for Comparative Studies since 2013, and he also integrates the research team of Cátedra Cascais Interartes. He was an invited professor at the U. Lisbon in 2017-2018 (teaching Film Analysis), and a Visiting Researcher at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (2019). He curated film cycles in academic and cultural institutions (U. Lisbon School of Arts and Humanities and Cinemateca Portuguesa, among others), and presented his work in Portugal, France and the UK. His main areas of research and publication are film studies, intermediality and photography. He is the author of three essay books: Imagens em Fuga: Os Fantasmas de François Truffaut (2016), Sobreimpressões: Leituras de Filmes (2019) and Espectros do Cinema: Manoel de Oliveira e João Pedro Rodrigues (2020); and editor of three collective volumes A Escrita do Cinema: Ensaios (with Clara Rowland, 2015, Documenta), Morte e Espectralidade nas Artes e na Literatura (with Fernando Guerreiro, 2019, Húmus) and Imitações da Vida: Cinema Clássico Americano (with C. Rowland and F. Guerreiro, 2020, Bookbuilders). In 2020, he was the guest editor (with Margarida Medeiros) of a special issue of the Journal of Communication and Languages on the topic of “Photography, Cinema, and the Ghostly”. He coordinates the “Ecocinemas” Workgroup of AIM—Association of Moving Image Researchers. He is also a photographer: [Scientific outputs]