Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Joel Neville Anderson


    Joel Neville Anderson is a PhD Candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, where he received the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship. His research is focused on the institutional mediation of personal documentary in the neoliberal era, working in experimental film and video, community media, environmental justice, film festival studies, and Japanese cinema. Anderson’s writing has appeared in scholarly journals, anthologies, and magazines including Millennium Film Journal, Senses of Cinema, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Hyperallergic, Afterimage, Film on the Faultline, MUBI Notebook, and Screen Slate, and his creative productions have screened at such venues as Anthology Film Archives and Bronx Museum of the Arts. He has taught theory, history, and production courses at the New School, SUNY Purchase College, and the University of Rochester, as well as workshops at the Museum of the Moving Image, Jacob Burns Film Center, and Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV). He curates JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film at Japan Society in New York, and Rochester’s avant-garde film series On Film. He serves as a producer of Aca-Media, the podcast from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and on the editorial board of InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, where he previously worked as Managing Editor. He is based in New York City.

    Research Interests:

    Experimental film and video, personal documentary, community media, environmental justice, film festival studies, Japanese cinema and visual culture

    Current Courses:

    Art of Film CT Lab (Fall 2018)

    Cinema Studies CT Lab (Fall 2018)

    Intro to Cinema Studies (Fall 2018)

    The Art of Film (Fall 2018)