Kateřina Svatoňová is a film and media theorist. Since 2009, she has been working at the Department of Film Studies at the Charles University, which she now leads. She focuses on the theory, history and philosophy of media, media-archaeological research on (Czech) modernity, changes in (perception of) space and time in visual culture, parallel histories of cinema and the relationship between film and other media. She is a curator of several exhibitions, (co-)editor of monothematic periodicals and professional publications, and author of several books (e.g. In Between Images : Media Practices of the Cameraman Jaroslav Kučera (2016), The Dictator of Time: (De)contextualizing the Phenomenon of Laterna Magika (2019).