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PhD Alumni

Isabelle Carbonell
Expanded documentary, experimental ethnographic film, environmental justice, eco-disasters, multispecies ethnography, invasive species, the anthropocene, and jellyfish.

Alessia Cecchet
Stop motion animation, cinematography, animal representation, animal death

Anita Chang
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2016

Christina Corfield
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2018

Marc Francis
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2018

Elaine Gan
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2016

Yulia Gilichinskaya
Border studies, critical geography, affect theory as well as surveillance studies and militaristic technology

Fabiola Hanna
Memory, history, nation, community, political struggle, and identity

Rana Jarbou
Documentary, counter-narratives, social movements, identity, gender, Arabic graffiti, spatiality

Alex Johnston
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2018

Chris Kerich
Chris is interested in exploring different artistic methods for critical interrogation of digital systems, with a special focus on games and game art.

Darline Kim
Experimental documentary film, experimental ethnography, documentary performance, politics of representation, historiography of Korean diaspora

S. Topiary Landberg (aka Samuael Topiary)
Documentary, landscape, urban studies, environmental activism.
Exit Zero: An Atlas of One City Block Through Time
Kiki Loveday (née Kerrie Welsh)
Feminist Film Praxis, Women’s and Queer Film Historiography, Technology and Social Change

Karl Mendonca
Participatory Art

Erick Msumanje
Black Diaspora, Urbanism, Immigration, Black Cinema

Rebecca Ora
Rebecca Ora/rora is a mixed-media artist, performer and scholar based in California whose darkly humorous socially-engaged work explores comedy, discomfort, conflict, and the limits of "appropriate" representation of trauma. Her recent projects include Porn For The Blind, 9/11 Scarf, The Independent Sovereign Nation State of Pantasia, Anne Frank: The Revised Definitive Critical Media Edition, Killing Time in Battambang: A Film About The Holocaust, and Porn For The Blind Pt.II. She has exhibited at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), among others. Her writing has been included in numerous art catalogues and anthologies, and she will be published in the upcoming book Constructions of the Real.

Ryan Page
Noise, mediation, DIY electronics, semiotics of consumer media technologies, signal interference

Ian Alan Paul
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2016

Raed El Rafei
participatory documentary, first-person film narratives, video essays, multimedia storytelling, queer cinema, middle-eastern studies, film/media studies

Ebadur Rahman
Film and digital media as a radically new form of public forum, new media, participatory archive, and open subjectivity.

Brian Rogers
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2017

Francesca Romeo
Surveillance/sousveillance/dataveillance studies, conceptual documentary practice, cinema of social justice, intervention art, media archeology, and experimental histories

Daniel Rudin
Film and documentary studies, Philippine studies, expanded documentary, transmedia, spatial montage, public sphere, counterpublics, multimedia journalism, art history and theory, labor

Dorothy Santos
Activism, interactive and computational media, biotechnology, bioart, experimental film, augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive fiction, and gaming

Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2018

Casondra Sobieralski
Immersive environments for teaching history/archaeology – especially buried women’s history – in embodied and interactive ways.

Abram Stern (aphid)
participatory archives, internet art, the public domain, metadata, panoptics, forensic aesthetics, open video, free culture

Kara Stone
Interested in exploring the role of art in the on-going process of healing, in relation to playful interactive technological art and post-human bodies

Elia Vargas
Committed to a practice based in conceptual, intellectual, and historical consideration of video, performance, sound, and the cultural framework of place.

Rolando Vargas
archival audiovisual, video installation, documentary film, Colombia, exile in Latin America.