PhD Student
Critical Media Practices

Toma Peiu is an artist, media scholar, and educator, presently pursuing a PhD in Emergent Technologies and Media Arts Practices at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

Toma's work as a writer and visual artist confounds with his scholarly interests in identifying new modes of expression by engaging technology of various generations and theory inhabiting liminal disciplinary spaces across the arts and (social) sciences. A fellow of the Center for Media, Religion and Culture and a researcher at CU Boulder, he explores identity formation, pessimism, diasporic communities and the shaping of the environment and public urban space as archives for culture, memory and social affirmation. He holds an MA in Media Studies from The New School University in New York, and a bachelor's in Screenwriting and Film Studies from The National University of Dramatic Arts and Film in Bucharest, Romania. 

His moving image works resulted from a long-term collaboration with filmmaker and educator Luiza Parvu, have been exhibited in over 100 venues on four continents: from film festivals to academic conferences, museums, parks, community centers and multiplex theaters.