Advisory Board

Sabine Haenni

Sabine Haenni is Associate Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts and Director of the American Studies Program at Cornell University. She is the author of “The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880-1920” (Minnesota, 2008), and co-editor of “Fifty Key American Films” (Routledge, 2009) and “The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films” (2014). She is currently working on a book-length study of cinema in Marseille.

Priya Jaikumar

Priya Jaikumar is Professor of Cinematic Arts in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Cinema at the End of Empire: A Politics of Transition in Britain and India (Duke University Press, 2006) and Where Histories Reside: India as Filmed Space (Duke University Press, 2019). With Kay Dickinson, she co-edited a teaching dossier for Cinema Journal on “Teaching Cinema and Media Studies Against the Contemporary Global Right” (2018).

Paula Massood

Paula J. Massood is President-Elect of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and is a Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Film and the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She is also on the doctoral faculty in the Program in Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Making and Remaking a Promised Land: Harlem in 20th Century Photography and Film (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2013), Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film (Temple Univ. Press, 2003) and the editor of The Spike Lee Anthology (Temple Univ. Press, 2008).

Laura Rascaroli

Laura Rascaroli is Professor of Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, Ireland, and writes on the moving image and the politics of form. Her research spans art film, nonfiction cinema, and the essay film. She has an enduring interest in filmic space, cinema and architecture, and the filmic city. Within these areas, she has written on the postmodern city in European cinema, cinema and territory, the house in film, the city essay film, and urban capitalism and noise. Her latest books are How the Essay Film Thinks (Oxford UP, 2017) and Theorizing Film Through Contemporary Art: Expanding Cinema (Amsterdam UP, 2020, co-edited with Jill Murphy).

John David Rhodes

John David Rhodes is Professor of Film Studies and Visual Culture and Director of the Centre for Film and Screen at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), Stupendous, Miserable City: Pasolini’s Rome (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), and Meshes of the Afternoon (BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and editor of several collections including Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and Antonioni: Centenary Essays (BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). He is a founding co-editor of the online film, visual and literary theory journal World Picture.

Mark Shiel

Mark Shiel is Professor of Film, Media and Urban Studies in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London. He is the author of Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles (Reaktion Books/University of Chicago Press, 2012) and Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City (Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2005) and the co-editor of Screening the City (Verso Books, 2003) and Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context (Blackwell Publishing, 2001). His third edited collection, Architectures of Revolt: The Cinematic City circa 1968 is forthcoming with Temple University Press.

Brendan Kredell

Brendan Kredell is an Associate 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

Erica Stein is an Associate Professor of Film at Vassar College. She is the author of Seeing Symphonically: Avant-Garde Film, Urban Planning, and the Utopian Image of New York (SUNY 2021) and the co-editor of The Companion to Media and the City (Routledge, 2022). Her work can also be found in Camera Obscura, Journal of Film and Video, and New Review of Film and Television Studies. In 2015 she co-founded Mediapolis with Brendan Kredell and served as managing editor until 2020.