Mihaela Brebenel is a screen and visual studies researcher. Their work is informed by feminist and queer practices, as well as the aesthetics and politics of screen (and other) technologies. They work as Lecturer in Digital Cultures at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and are part of Archaeologies of Media and Technology Research group.

Their long-term and expanding explorations are focused on the histories of Internationalism and solidarity, as well as historical and current intersections with gender, herbalism and critical plant studies, law, social and healing justice.

Their current research and curatorial practice is focused on collaborative praxis, accountability, care work and pedagogies driven by queer and disability studies. They are developing research on the intersection between histories of herbalism and socialism, mainly in Eastern Europe and the Baltic region.