• David Fresko

    Assistant Professor of Culture and Media


    David Fresko is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College, the New School. He recently completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University with a dissertation entitled “Montage—Praxis—Politics: Radical French and American Film of the 1960s and 1970s," which shows how filmmakers in France and the United States utilized the technique of montage to galvanize solidarity with political movements at home and abroad, above all those across the decolonizing world. His writing has appeared in animation: an interdisciplinary journalInVisible Culture and The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media, Counterculture, and Revolt (Palgrave Macmilan, 2014). David also holds an M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Emory University and a B.A. in Film Studies with a concentration in filmmaking from Wesleyan University, where he was trained in 16mm and digital film production. Prior to joining academia he worked as a documentary film editor and at the legendary Mondo Kim's on St. Mark's Place. 

    Degrees Held:

    Ph.D., Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University

    M.A., Department of Film and Media Studies, Emory University

    B.A., Department of Film Studies, Wesleyan University

    Professional Affiliations:

    Society for Cinema and Media Studies

    College Art Association

    Recent Publications:

    "Magical Mystery Tours: Godard and Antonioni in America," in The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media. Counterculture. Revolt, ed. Timothy S. Brown and Andrew Lison (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

    "Aesthetics of Politics: Zero Dark Thirty," InVisible Culture no. 19: Blind Spots (Fall, 2013)

    "Muybridge's Magic Lantern," animation: an interdisciplinary journal vol. 8 no. 1 (March, 2013)


    Research Interests:

    - Modern, post-war, and contemporary art & cinema in the U.S. and Europe

    - Experimental, documentary, and activist film and media

    - Studies of aesthetics and ideology

    - Theory's intersection with practice

    - Photography, film, and media theory

    - Marxism, critical theory, and political philosophy

    - Theories of race and ethnicity

    - Internationalism / Transnationalism

    Awards And Honors:

    Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, United States Department of Education, 2008-2014

    Kress Fellowship for Language Study in French, l'École française, Middlebury Langauge Schools, 2011