Advisory Board

Stanley Corkin

Stanley Corkin is a Charles Phelps Taft Professor and the Niehoff Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of “Starring New York: Filming the Grime and the Glamour of the Long 1970s.” New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Co-Chair of the Urban Studies Scholarly Interest Group, his current research focuses on the construction of Boston as an imagined place.

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.

Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition. Her books about libraries and maps were both published by the University of Minnesota Press, as is her most recent book, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt (2017). She writes regular columns on urban data and mediated infrastructures for Places, a journal focusing on architecture, landscape, and urbanism. You can find her at

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).

Mark Shiel

Mark Shiel is Reader in Film Studies and Urbanism 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.

Pamela Robertson Wojcik

Pam Wojcik is author of Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction (Rutgers UP 2016), The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945 to 1975 (Duke UP 2010), and Guilty Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna (Duke UP 1996). She edited New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s (Rutgers UP 2011), Movie Acting: The Film Reader (Routledge 2004), and (with Arthur Knight) Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music (Duke UP 2001).  Wojcik edits the Screening Spaces series for Palgrave and is President of the Society for Cinema & Media Studies.