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Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli

Vice Chair, Cinema and Media Studies

Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli is a film and media scholar whose research has developed in two related directions. One has been in film studies and theory (focusing mostly on political, sexual, and ethnic violence), and the other in digital technologies, social media and surveillance, dispersed techno-human encounters, theories of affect, and the technological unconscious. I am intrigued by the questions emerging at the intersection between “old” and “new” media. 

She is the author of The Unmaking of Fascist Aesthetics (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), Mythopoetic Cinema: On the Ruins of European Identity (Columbia University Press, 2017), Digital Uncanny (Oxford University Press, 2019) and is currently working on a co-authored book project with Martine Beugnet entitled The Trouble with Ghosts

Ravetto-Biagioli has published articles on film, performance, installation art, computational media, the hacker group Anonymous, surveillance and dance in Cultural PropertyThird TextAlphavilleTheory, Culture & SocietyBody & SocietyScreenFilm-PhilosophyCamera ObscuraRepresentations[In]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving ImageFilm QuarterlyLEAPAJScreenInternational Social Science JournalThird TextARTMargins and numerous collected volumes. She is the co-editor with Professor Martine Beugnet of the Edinburgh University Press series in Film and Intermediality

Ravetto-Biagioli is the recipient of the Mellon-Sawyer on Surveillance and Democracy (2015-2016), and the Mellon Research Initiative Grant in the Humanities for Digital Culture (2012-16). 

Before coming to UCLA TFT, she taught at the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh, and UC Davis,