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  • Eliot Bessette

    Dissertation Title: “Thinking Through Fear in Film and Haunts”  
  • Renée Pastel

    film and neuroscience, new/digital media, representations of war, memory and film, media politics and culture, film theory, television
  • Jennifer Blaylock

    Dissertation Title: “Media/Fetish: A Postcolonial Archaeology of New Media and Africa” Research Associate in Cinema Studies, Bowdoin College
  • Alex Bush

    Dissertation Title: “Cold Storage: A Media History of the Glacier”
  • Dolores McElroy

    Dissertation Title: “Passionate Failures: The Diva Onscreen” Lecturer, UC Berkeley Department of Film & Media
  • Justin Vaccaro

    Dissertation Title: “Human Sciences, Human Monsters: the SF-Horror Film from the 1930s to 1960s”
  • Fareed Ben-Youssef

    Dissertation Title: “Visions of Power: Violence, the Law and the Post-9/11 Genre Film” Global Perspectives on Society Teaching Fellow, NYU-Shanghai Dissertation
  • Patrick Ellis

    Dissertation Title: “Aeroscopics: Spectacles of the Bird’s-Eye View” Brittain Fellow, Georgia Tech University
  • Jennifer Pranolo

    Dissertation Title: “Studio/World: Photography’s Other Nature” Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellow, Amherst College
  • Robert Alford

    Dissertation Title: At Home Everywhere: Empowerment Fantasies in the Domestication of Videogames” Assistant Director, Donor Relations at UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
  • Christopher Goetz

    Dissertation title: “At Home Everywhere: Empowerment Fantasies in the Domestication of Videogames” Assistant Professor, Department of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa
  • Kristen Loutensock

    Dissertation Title: “Genre Disorder: Autism and Narrative in American Popular Culture”
  • Nicholas Baer

    Dissertation Title: “Absolute Relativity: Weimar Cinema and the Crisis of Historicism” Assistant Professor of Film Studies, University of Groeningen
  • Andrew Moisey

    Assistant Professor of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University
  • Rielle Navitiski

    Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Georgia
  • Jennifer Malkowski

    Dissertation Title: “‘Dying in Full Detail’: Mortality and Duration in Digital Documentary” Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Smith College