Michael Mario Albrecht
Michael Mario Albrecht is Assistant Professor of Media Communication at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He works broadly within the areas of media studies, cultural studies, and politics. His first book, Masculinity in Contemporary Quality Television is available from Routledge. His current research deals with Donald Trump and the intersections of popular media and politics.
Jacquelyn Ardam is Visiting Assistant Professor at Colby College. She holds a PhD in English from UCLA, and her current project is on the alphabetic sequence in experimental literature and visual art. Her work has been published in venues such as Modernism/modernity, Comparative Literature Studies, Contemporary Women’s Writing, the LA Review of Books, Public Books, and Jacket2.
Dr. William Brown is a Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Roehampton, London. He is the author of Non-Cinema: Global Digital Filmmaking and the Multitude (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (Berghahn, 2013), and Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe (with Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, St Andrews Film Studies, 2010). He is also the co-editor of Deleuze and Film (with David Martin-Jones, Edinburgh University Press, 2012). He has published numerous essays in journals and edited collections, and has directed various films, including En Attendant Godard (2009), Circle/Line (2016), Letters to Ariadne (2016) and The Benefit of Doubt (2017).
Jonathan J. Cavallero
Jonathan J. Cavallero is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at Bates College. In addition to his book Hollywood’s Italian American Filmmakers: Capra, Scorsese, Savoca, Coppola, and Tarantino (University of Illinois Press, 2011), his essays have appeared in several journals including Journal of Film and Video, MELUS, and Journal of Popular Film & Television.
Beth Corzo-Duchardt (MCFLAC co-founder and steering committee co-chair) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Media & Communication and Film Studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Her current scholarship focuses on the history of American media cultures, specifically film and outdoor advertising, and is informed by her intellectual and ethical investments in queer, feminist, and critical race theories, and critiques of American imperialism. Her other scholarly and teaching interests encompass visual and material culture, and gender and sexuality studies. She has published articles in Screen, Feminist Media Histories, and co-edited a teaching dossier for Cinema Journal. Further information on her research and publications can be found at www.bethcorzo-duchardt.com.
Alexandre Dauge-Roth is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Bates College. He has published numerous articles on the representation of the genocide against the Tutsi in literature, testimony, films, and documentaries. He published Writing and Filming the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda: Dismembering and Remembering Traumatic History in 2010 with Lexington Books in the series “After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France.” His work in French and Francophone studies examines testimonial literature as a genre and analyzes social belonging through historical, political, and medical readings of the body. He has explored representations of AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa and graft and transplant as prominent metaphors for the migrant and the host in the works of Malika Mokeddem and Jean-Luc Nancy. He has published essays on Hervé Guibert, François Bon, Georges Perec, and Claude Simon. He has created “Friends of Tubeho,” a non-profit organization that funds educational scholarships for orphans of the genocide in Rwanda.
Elizabeth Anne Eames
Elizabeth Anne Eames is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. Since the late ’80’s, Dr. Elizabeth Eames has been teaching courses in Comparative Gender Relations, Contemporary Africa, Economic Anthropology, and, more recently, Cinema Studies. Dr. Eames received her first degree from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. In Social Anthropology from Harvard University. Her 2013 book, based upon fieldwork among the Yoruba, is called The Politics of Wealth in Southwestern Nigeria: Why Ondo’s Women Went to War. A proud resident of Lewiston’s downtown, she is currently engaged in research with African immigrants to the State of Maine.
Bridget Franco (Assistant Professor of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross) is the creator of Cineglos, a Spanish-language cinematographic digital glossary with moving image video clips, and Cinegogía, an open-access digital platform for pedagogical resources in Spanish and English related to Latin American film studies. She has published articles on film and literature in Revista Iberoamericana, Hispania, and Hispanófila.
Dr. Jennifer Gauthier (MCFLAC steering committee) teaches courses in film studies, cultural studies and rhetoric at Randolph College, a small liberal arts college in Southwestern Virginia. Her work on global Indigenous medias has been published in journals such as Continuum: The Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, International Journal of Cultural Studies and International Journal of Cultural Policy. She has written chapters for various collections and presented at conferences all over the world. In the fall of 2011 she served as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Society and Culture at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Her current book project examines films made by Native women in Canada.
Katherine Groo is Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies at Lafayette College. Before that, she was Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), where she also served as Program Director. Her essays have appeared in Cinema Journal, Framework, and Frames, as well as numerous edited collections. She is co-editor of New Silent Cinema (Routledge/AFI, 2015). Her monograph, Bad Film Histories: Ethnography and the Early Archive, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press.
Kimberly Hall is Assistant Professor of English at Wofford College where she teaches courses in digital media studies. Her research has appeared in Television & New Media and Feminist Media Studies.
Matthew Holtmeier is Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies at Ithaca College. His research interests include global film and the environmental humanities. Information on publications can be found at www.matthewholtmeier.com.
Martin Lang (MCFLAC steering committee) is Associate Professor of Communication Studies and director of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program at Gustavus Adolphus College. His teaching and research center on the intersections of media and identity, paritcularly negotiations of race, sex/gender, and class. With his student co-producer Noah O’Ryan and many community collaborators, he is currently producing “(Mid)West of Somalia,” a short documentary exploring the lives of young Somali-Americans living in the rural midwest.
Jeff Pooley (MCFLAC co-founder and steering committee member) (PhD, Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Media & Communication at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. His research interests include the history of media studies, the history of social science, scholarly communications, and consumer culture and social media. He is author of James W. Carey and Communication Research: Reputation at the University’s Margins (Peter Lang, 2016), and co-editor of The History of Media and Communication Research (Peter Lang, 2008) and Media and Social Justice (Palgrave, 2011). His publications, including recent work on the politics of scholarly publishing, can be found on his website.
Nicolas Poppe (Assistant Professor of Spanish at Middlebury College) is the coeditor of Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960 (Indiana University Press, 2017) and a special issue on Latin American cinema of [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies.
Paul Schroeder Rodríguez
Paul Schroeder Rodríguez (Professor of Spanish at Amherst College) is the author of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea: The Dialectics of a Filmmaker (Routledge, 2002) and Latin American Cinema: A Comparative History (University of California Press, 2016).
Suzanne L. Schulz
Suzanne L. Schulz received her PhD (Media Studies) and MA (Asian Cultures and Languages) from The University of Texas at Austin. She has published essays on Indian cinema and political contestation in the journal Communication, Culture and Critique and in Media and Utopia (Routledge 2016). Prior to her scholarly examination of Indian cinema, she worked in documentary film production in New York and Boston. Suzanne holds a BA from Bard College.
Martin Lang (MCFLAC steering committee) is Associate Professor in Communication Studies and Film and Media Studies, and program director in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, at Gustavus Adolphus College.
John L. Sullivan
John L. Sullivan is Professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Dr. Sullivan’s research explores the links between media industries and systems of social and economic power. More specifically, he focuses on the constructions of audiences within media organizations, the implementation of U.S. media policies, and on the political economy of online cultural production. Recently, Dr. Sullivan has begun a longer-term project to study the political economy of podcasting. He is the author of Media Audiences (Sage, 2013).
Andrew Utterson (MCFLAC steering committee) is Assistant Professor of Screen Studies at Ithaca College, NY. He received his PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Among other publications, he is the author of From IBM to MGM: Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age (BFI, 2011), editor of Technology and Culture: The Film Reader (Routledge, 2005), and co-editor of the four-volume anthology Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2004).
Chelsea Wessels (MCFLAC steering committee co-chair and 2017 conference organizer) is Visiting Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies at Colby College. Her research de-centers notions of the western genre as an American form, pointing out the interrelation of national and global factors that have led to the emergence and the adoption of the western as a political and popular genre.
Patricia R. Zimmermann
Patricia R. Zimmermann (keynote speaker) is professor of Screen Studies at Ithaca College USA and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (www.ithaca.edu/fleff). She is the author of Reel Families: A Social History of Amateur Film (Indiana, 1995); States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies (Minnesota, 2000); Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (Palgrave, 2015, with Dale Hudson); Open Spaces: Openings, Closings, and Thresholds of Independent Public Media (St. Andrews, 2016). With Scott MacDonald, she recently published The Flaherty: Decades in the Cause of Independent Film (Indiana, 2017). Her book on new media and documentary, Open Space New Media Documentary: A Toolkit for Theory and Practice, coauthored with Helen De Michiel, is forthcoming from Routledge in Fall 2017. She also coedited Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories (California, 2008). She has served on the boards of Women Make Movies, The Flaherty Seminar, Conscious.Com, and locally, on the Cinemapolis board of directors, the local nonprofit art cinema in Ithaca, New York. She currently is on the editorial boards of Film Quarterly, The Journal of Film and Video, The Moving Image and The Sixties.