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Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli
Co-Director & Associate Professor of Cinema and Digital Media

Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli is a film and media scholar whose work focuses on representations and theorizations of violence in film, media, and online. Nation building, ethnocentric and sexual violence in the Balkans and Eastern Europe; Nazism, Facism and the Holocaust; The relation of image to gesture and experience in film and digital media theory; Surveillance and social media; Digital art and experimental cinema and the uncanny; glitching and the discourse of emergence.

This research has resulted in The Unmaking of Fascist Aesthetics (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2001), ISBN: 13: 978-0-8166-3743-0, and she has completed a manuscript, Mythopoetic Cinema on the Margins of Europe, and is currently working on a new book project on surveillance and the digital uncanny.

She has published articles on film, performance, installation art, new media, and the hacker group Anonymous in Camera Obscura, Film Quarterly, LEA, PAJ, Representations, Screen, Third Text and numerous collected volumes. She is the co-editor with Professor Martine Begneut of the Edinburgh University Press series in Film Studies. Her interest in the “digital uncanny” and the culture of surveillance has inspired Recoded, the large international conference on the politics and landscapes of new media, and Figures of the Visceral and Gaming the Game.

She is co-organizing the Mellon initiative in Digital Culture with Professor Colin Milburn (English and STS), and is a core researcher on the IMMERSe and IFHA projects.

She is also affiliated with the Science and Technology Studies program and the graduate programs in Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, and Science and Technology Studies.

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