Jennifer Malkowski completed their Ph.D. in Film & Media at Berkeley in 2011. They are now Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Smith College, after previously serving as Assistant Professor of Comparative Media Studies and of Film Studies at Miami University, and as a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the History and Theory of New Media at Smith College.
Malkowski is the author of Dying in Full Detail: Mortality and Digital Documentary (Duke University Press, 2017) and the co-editor of Gaming Representation: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Video Games (Indiana University Press, 2017) and of the book series Power Play: Games, Politics, Culture from Duke University Press.
Malkowski writes and teaches about digital media (especially video games, GIFs, Internet video, digital cinema, and social media); documentary; death and dying; and race, gender and sexuality in media. They are particularly interested in the links between “old” and new media and the way new technologies reshape—or fail to reshape—social and political power. Their work has also been published in Cinema Journal, Jump Cut, Film Quarterly, and the edited collections Queers in American Popular Culture, Unwatchable, and A Tumblr Book: Platforms and Cultures.
Andrew Moisey earned his PhD in Film & Media from UC Berkeley in 2014. He is currently an assistant professor of History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Indiana University, and at Rutgers University, where he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cultural Analysis in 2015. His current project, Before Photography, is about the relationship between viewer and world in early modern pictures of real, historical places, and shows how modern artists, by giving photographic form to theory, have turned taken pictures into world pictures.
His first book project, The American Fraternity, was one of the bestselling photobooks of 2018, and topped several “best of the year” lists, including those from The British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, TIME, and Buzzfeed. The work is now touring Europe as part of the Barbican’s heralded Masculinities exhibit. His academic articles have appeared in Critical Inquiry, Qui Parle, The Burlington Magazine (forthcoming), and elsewhere.