Brendan Kredell is an Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of English at Oakland University. His teaching and research focus on the intersection of media and urban studies, an area in which he has published a number of journal articles and book chapters. He was a founding co-chair of the Urban Studies Scholarly Interest Group at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and is a co-founder of Mediapolis. He is the co-editor, along with Marijke de Valck and Skadi Loist, of Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice (Routledge, 2016).
Erica Stein is assistant professor of communication arts at Marymount Manhattan College, where she teaches film and television studies. Her work explores the relationship between space and narrative in both popular and experimental cinema and has been published in Journal of Film and Video, Studies in the Humanities, and Journal of Urban Cultural Studies. She was co-chair of the Urbanism, Architecture, and Geography (previously Urban Studies) Scholarly Interest Group at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and is co-founder of Mediapolis. She is currently writing a book about postwar New York city symphonies as productions of utopian space.
Noelle Griffis is a Film and Media Studies PhD Candidate at Indiana University, currently residing in New York to work on her dissertation “Filmmaking to Save a City in Crisis: On Location in New York, 1966-1974.” She has worked as an organizer of the Orphan Film Symposium (Orphans Midwest) and recently published in Black Camera. Griffis is the graduate representative for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Urbanism, Architecture, and Geography Scholarly Interest Group.