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Doug Cummings

Ph.D. student, Cinema Media Studies

Doug Cummings’ research is focused on the connections between historic cinephilia and public engagement/education in the digital age. He teaches world cinema and American film history courses at Chaffey College, serving communities in East Los Angeles. Prior to grad school, he worked as a film critic for L.A. Weekly, a festival programmer for American Film Institute and web editor for the UCLA Film & Television Archive. He also co-founded the UK DVD label Masters of Cinema.

Research Interests

Cinephilia, digital media, film education, reception and spectator theories


M.A., Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California
B.A., Media Arts, University of Arizona


“A Phenomenological Approach to Film Canons,” Critical Mediations Conference, University of Southern California (October 4, 2019).

Selected Publications

“Face to Face with the Dardennes,” Video Essay, Cine-Files, no. 11 (Spring 2016).

“The Brothers Dardenne: Responding to the Face of the Other,” Committed Cinema: The Films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne: Essays and Interviews, ed. Bert Cardullo (Newscastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).

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