Whissel, Kristen



Kristen Whissel earned her Ph.D.  from Brown University and is an Associate Professor in the Program in Film Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has published on silent American film in Screen, Camera Obscura, and Historical Journal for Film, Radio & Television, and serves on the Editorial Board for Film Criticism.  She is currently writing a book on digital visual effects and contemporary film, part of which was published in Film Quarterly in an article titled, “Tales of Upward Mobility: the New Verticality and Digital Special Effects” (Summer 2006).  In 2007, she won the Arts & Humanities Distinguished Teaching Award at U.C.  Berkeley.

On Rorotoko:

On her book Picturing American Modernity: Traffic, Technology, and Silent Cinema
(Our Cover Feature of January 08, 2009)