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  • David Bering-Porter

    Assistant Professor of Culture and Media

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    beringpd@newschool.edu

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    David Bering-Porter

    Profile

    David Bering-Porter is Assistant Professor of Culture and Media at the Eugene Lang College of the Liberal Arts at The New School, USA. Areas of research include film and media studies, new media theory, and the intersections of media, science, and technology. His current book project is a study of undead labor and the ways that race, labor, and value come together in the mediated body of the zombie. His articles have appeared in the journals FlowMIRAJ, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. 

     

     


    Degrees Held

    Ph.D. in Modern Culture and Media

    Brown University (Providence, RI), 2011

     

    M.A. in Modern Culture and Media

    Brown University (Providence, RI), 2006

     

    B.S. summa cum laude in Psychology

    Excelsior College (Albany, NY), 2003


    Recent Publications

    “Boutique Ethnicity: On African Ancestry and Neoliberal Economies of the Self” for The Postcolonial World, edited by Jyotsna Singh and David D. Kim. New York and London: Routledge, 2016.

    “Loops within Loops: Reflections on the Work of Marco Brambilla.” Flow (Volume 23, Special Issue: Loop Media). U Texas Austin, 2016.

     

    “The automaton in all of us: GIFs, cinemagraphs, and the films of Martin Arnold” Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ). Volume 3, Number 2. 1 December 2014. pp. 178-192 (15).

     

    “Consuming Ourselves: Capitalism, Media, and the Zombie Apocalypse.” Los Angeles Review of Books (Special Issue, Fall, 2013)

     

    “Toaster-Frakkers and Remote Controls: Technophilia, Cylons, and the Archival Drive” Flow (Volume 7, Special) U Texas Austin, 2007


    Research Interests

    Film Studies                                                                            New Media

                Contemporary Film Theory                                                     Media Archaeology

                Genre and the Monstrous                                                        Embodied Media

                Zombie Movies and Exploitation Cinema                                Information and Cybernetics

                Visual Culture                                                                          Convergence and Emergence

     

    Critical Studies and Contemporary Theory                             Science & Technology

                Postcolonial Theory                                                                 Genetics and Heredity

                Contemporary Marxism                                                            History of Race

                Psychoanalysis and Subjectivity                                               Biopower and Science Studies

                Feminism and Gender Studies                                                  Technology and Aesthetics


    Current Courses

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    Black Horror
    LCST 2377, Spring 2023

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Spring 2023

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Spring 2023

    Introduction to Media Studies
    LCST 2450, Spring 2023

    Visuality and Data
    LCST 3226, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Digital Media and Race
    LCST 2784, Spring 2022

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Spring 2022

    Introduction to Media Studies
    LCST 2450, Spring 2022

    Thesis Supervision
    NMDS 5960, Spring 2022

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