Moving Image Archive Studies


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Nick Browne

Professor Emeritus

Nick BrowneNick Browne’s diverse list of publications includes Refiguring American Film Genres: History and Theory; New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Identities, Politics (co-editor); Cahiers Du Cinema, 1969-1972: The Politics of Representation; The Rhetoric of Filmic Narration and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Trilogy. Browne is also directing a comprehensive study of violence in contemporary film.


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Leah Lievrouw

Leah Lievrouw

Leah A. Lievrouw joined the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1995. Her research and writing interests focus on the relationship between media and information technologies and social change, particularly with respect to social differentiation, oppositional social and cultural movements, and intellectual freedom in pervasively mediated social settings. With Sonia Livingstone of the London School of Economics, she is co-editor of the 4-volume “Sage Benchmarks in Communication: New Media” (Sage, 2009), and of “The Handbook of New Media” (updated student edition; Sage, 2006). Lievrouw is also the author of Understanding Alternative and Activist New Media (Polity Press, Cambridge; publication late 2010) and “Media and Meaning: Communication Technology and Society” (Oxford University Press, in preparation).

Her other books include “Competing Visions, Complex Realities: Social Aspects of the Information Society” (co-edited with Jorge Reina Schement, Ablex, 1987), and “Mediation, Information and Communication: Information and Behavior, vol. 3” (co-edited with Brent Ruben, Transaction, 1990). From 2001-2005 she was co-editor of the journal “New Media & Society.”

Dr. Lievrouw received a Ph.D. in communication theory and research in 1986 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.  She also holds an M.A. in  biomedical communications / instructional development from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she has held faculty appointments in the Department of Communication in the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies (SCILS) at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and in the Department of Telecommunication and Film at the University of Alabama.  She has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Amsterdam’s  School of Communication Research (ASCoR) in The Netherlands, and visiting professor at the ICT & Society Center at the University of Salzburg, Austria. In 2006-07 she was the Sudikoff Fellow for Education and New Media at UCLA.


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Jean-Francois Blanchette

Jean-Francois BlanchetteJean-François Blanchette is an assistant professor of Information Studies in the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and a faculty member of the Moving Image Archive Studies program. He is a Research Affiliate of the Center for Information as Evidence, a Fellow of the Center for Ethics and Complex Systems and an Associate Researcher at the CECOJI.

Before joining UCLA in 2004, Blanchette was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the InterPARES 2 research project, led by Luciana Duranti, where he worked on the articulation of electronic signatures technologies to archival practice. He obtained his PhD in 2002 in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he worked with Kim Fortun. He spent 1999-2001 researching the reform of evidence law in France and the EU. His fieldwork included nine months at the headquarters of the French notarial profession, the Conseil Superieur du Notariat, working with the Ministry of Justice on drafting a decree on electronic notarial acts.

Blanchette earned a BS and MSc in Computer Science from the Université de Montréal, where he trained in cryptography with Claude Crepeau in the Laboratoire d’Informatique.


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Gregory Leazer

Gregory Leazer is an associate professor in the Department of Information

Studies at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS). He has master’s and doctoral degrees in library and information studies from Columbia University, and spent a year working on information systems for the New York Public Library before coming to UCLA in 1994.

Since then, his plan has been to develop an intelligent search agent that will investigate digital libraries, traditional libraries, museum resources and anything else that might be relevant to a particular query — and that will do so without getting stymied by the varying formats it might find in the course of the search.

Publications include “A Conceptual Schema for the Control of Bibliographic Works” (1994), “Toward the Bibliographic Control of Works: Derivative Bibliographic Relationships in the Online Union Catalog” (1994) and “Recent Research on the Sequential Bibliographic Relationship and Its Implications for Standards and the Library Catalog: An Examination of Serials” (1996).