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Cem Ismail Addemir
M.S., Illinois State University; B.A., North Central College; A.A., College of Dupage
Research interests: Marxism; Media Infrastructure; Media Criticism; Photography; Middle East Studies; History of the 20th Century; Science and Technology Studies


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Brandon Blackburn
M.A., University of California, Irvine, Visual Studies
Research interests: Depictions of monstrosity and affects of horror through the lenses of race and queerness in games and related media


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Suchen Ding
M.A., Duke University, Critical Asian Humanities; B.A., Wuhan University, Chinese Language and Literature
Research interests: Digital Labor, environmental media and media infrastructure, particularly within the Global South, with a specific emphasis on China. The themes of precarity and affect relating to new media technologies, and the representation of Chinese migrant workers in the smaller-screen visual practices

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Tariq Edwards
B.A. Mass Communications, Claflin University
Research Interests: African American film, African American Cultural Production, AfroSurrealism, Black Feminist Thought


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Kiên Lê
M.A., Ohio University; B.A., Juniata College
Research Interests: Cinema, Infrastructure, History of Science and Technology



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Jeferson Martins
M.A., Hanyang University, Film and Theater; B.A., Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Journalism
Research Interests: Korean Cinema, Brazilian Cinema, LGBTQ+ Film Studies, Histories of Censorship, Postcolonial Studies, Queer Culture and Media



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Edward Mendez​​​​​
M.A., University of Nevada, Reno, Public Engagement; B.A., University of Nevada, Reno, English
Research Interests: Black film, critical race theory, film criticism, black radical politics, political economy


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Raphael Rosalen 
M.A., University of Southern California, Cinema and Media Studies; B.A., University of Southern California, Cinema and Media Studies
Research interests: digital media, celebrity culture, internet studies, virtual experiences



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Alexander Rudenshiold
M.A., University of Virginia, Media, Culture, & Technology; B.A., University of Mary Washington, English, Political Science, Digital Studies
Research Interests: internet (sub)culture, podcasting, labor/left politics, (post)marxism, livestreaming, videogames, gay/queer media, the end(s) of the world


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Trevor Redd Smith
M.A., The University of Utah, Communication
Research Interests: Generative AI, Games Studies, Digital Media


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Brittany Turner
M.F.A., University of California, Riverside, Writing for the Performing Arts; B.A., Harvard University, History and Literature
Research Interests: Black feminist and queer poetics; Black ontology; critical race and ethnic studies; biopolitics; performance theory; humor, satire, and stereotype; post-traumatic cinema and memory studies; media industry studies/history; Third Cinema; decolonial and participatory art practices; counter-publics; affect theory; psychoanalysis