Please join us in welcoming John Powers, PhD, to the Program in Film & Media Studies!
John Powers, PhD, joins Film and Media Studies as an assistant professor. Powers’s research draws from cultural history, media theory, and discourse and textual analysis to examine the use of commercial technologies as material and cultural resources in experimental film and video. Powers’s writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, Screen, October, Millennium Film Journal, and other publications. Powers previously served as a lecturer in Film and Media Studies, where he has taught courses on experimental film, contemporary women directors, documentary film and media, horror across media, and digital cinema production. He earned his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.