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 an Assistant Professor of Film at Vassar College . 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, Camera Obscura, 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 a co-founder of Mediapolis. She is currently writing a book about postwar New York city symphonies as productions of utopian space.
Lawrence Webb is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex. He is author of The Cinema of Urban Crisis: Seventies Film and the Reinvention of the City (Amsterdam University Press, 2014). He is co-editor of Global Cinematic Cities: New Landscapes of Film and Media (Wallflower Press, 2016), Hollywood On Location: An Industry History (Rutgers University Press, 2019), and The City in American Cinema: Film and Postindustrial Culture (Bloomsbury, 2019).
Elizabeth Patton is an Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her book, Easy Living: The Rise of the Home Office (Rutgers University Press, 2020), examines how the idea of working within the home was constructed and disseminated in popular culture and by the communication and real estate industries through mass media during the 20th century. Her research can also be found in the journals of Media History, Technology and Culture, and the New Review of Film and Television Studies.
Noelle Griffis recently received her PhD in Film and Media Studies from Indiana University after defending her dissertation “Filmmaking to Save a City in Crisis: On Location in New York, 1966-1974.” She is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College. She has worked as an organizer of the Orphan Film Symposium (Orphans Midwest) and recently published in Black Camera. Griffis was previously the graduate representative for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Urbanism, Architecture, and Geography Scholarly Interest Group.
Daryl Meador is a PhD student in Cinema Studies at NYU. Her interests include urban and mobility studies, border studies, eco-mediations of Texas, and integrated modes of research praxis through filmmaking. Her writing has been published in the edited volume Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for all? (Routledge, 2016) as well as InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture.