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Current Graduate Students

Patrick Harrison


Media theory, psychoanalysis, race, experimental/avant-garde film, documentary, and contemporary moving image and media art.

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Patrick Harrison is currently developing a psychoanalysis of social media. His writing has appeared in Millennium Film JournalArtforumN+1, and The New Inquiry. He has taught courses at UC Berkeley on futurism, documentary, media theory, and experimental film and media art, as well as curated film screenings at the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive. He works with arthouse filmmakers on the development and production of their work. His credits include translating for Subobscura Films (Vienna/Paris), script editing the award-winning documentary film The Image You Missed (2018) by Irish filmmaker Dónal Foreman, and script supervising Foreman’s forthcoming narrative feature (2022). He holds a BA in Modern Culture & Media from Brown University.