Christopher Chamberlin holds the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in English at Berkeley. He received his PhD in culture and theory at the University of California, Irvine, in 2018 with emphases in feminism and critical theory. Chamberlin's research bridges black and feminist studies, critical theory, the history of science, and the medical humanities to theorize the limits of power and democracy in the afterlife of racial slavery. He is particularly interested in engaging clinical analytic work—as an epistemology, a method of investigation, and a form of treatment—to advance critical thought in the interdisciplinary humanities. Chamberlin cochairs the Black and Race Studies Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) and has work out or forthcoming in Studies in Gender and Sexuality, the Journal of Medical Humanities, and Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. To theorize the unconscious structures of antiblackness, he is currently working on a manuscript that closely reads a set of civil rights–era case histories written by Freudian practitioners about their "racist patients."
Matthew Croombs is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary. His work focuses on the intersection between documentary film, political modernism, and anticolonialism and has been published in Cinema Journal, Third Text, Screen, and Scope. At the moment, Crooms is working on a manuscript on militant French documentary and the anticolonial Left.
Tiago de Luca is an associate professor in film studies at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Realism of the Senses in World Cinema: The Experience of Physical Reality (2014) and the coeditor of Slow Cinema (2016). De Luca's writings have appeared in Cinema Journal, Screen, NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, and New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film and Cinephile, among others. He is currently writing his new monograph, titled Envisioning the World: Film, Media and the Earth, for which he has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.
Katherine Groo is an assistant professor in film and media studies at Lafayette College. Her essays have appeared in Cinema Journal, Framework, and Frames as well as numerous edited collections. Groo is the author of Bad Film Histories: Ethnography and the Early Archive (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and a coeditor of New Silent Cinema (Routledge/AFI, 2015).
Adam Charles Hart is a visiting assistant professor in English and film and media studies at the University of Pittsburgh and has previously taught at North Carolina State University and Harvard University. He has published articles in the New Review of Film and Television, Studies in the Fantastic, Imaginations, and the collection The Companion to the Horror Film (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), and the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. Hart's monograph Monstrous Forms: Moving-Image Horror across Media will be published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.
Olivia Landry is an assistant professor of German at Lehigh University. Her first book, Movement and Performance in Berlin School Cinema (Indiana University Press), appeared in 2019.
Alex Wescott received his PhD in English from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2014. He has served as a lecturer in the writing programs at USC and the University of California, Riverside.