Patricia Pisters is professor of Media and Film studies at the University of Amsterdam. From 2010 until 2013 she was chair of the department of Media Studies of this University. Since 2011 she is elected member of the steering committee of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). She is one of the founding editors of NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. Her research and teaching focuses on film-philosophical questions in conjunction with neuroscience and on political implications of contemporary transnational screen culture.
She is connected to ASCA (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis), NICA (Netherlands Instititute for Cultural Analysis), RMeS (Research School for Media Studies) and member of SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). She was research fellow at the IKKM (Internationales Kolleg fur Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie) of the Bauhaus University in Weimar (Germany). She co-directed with Rosi Braidotti (University of Utrecht) the third International Deleuze Studies Conference Connect, Continue, Create which included a summer school "Mille Gilles" and a double art exhibition The Smooth and the Striated. For the Rietveld Academy Studium Generale Festival she curated an international art and science program entitled Give me a Brain! Clash Continuum Senses of Cerebral Screens. With Joseph Fruchtl she directed the Film-Philosophy Conference: Beyond Film. She is directing two research groups: Neuroaesthetics and Neurocultures and Film and Philosophy for ASCA, (co-)supervising over fifteen PhD projects. Currently she is working on a book about the wide spanning and the visionary film projects of Dutch filmmaker and artist Louis van Gasteren.