Year Entered: 2014
Matthew Ellis is a PhD candidate in the department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, as well as a co-organizer of Magic Lantern Cinema based in Providence, RI. He previously worked as a musician based out of Portland, Oregon, and was an assistant at the Northwest Film Center as well as a film programmer at 5th Avenue Cinema. He holds undergraduate degrees in Film and English Literature from Portland State University. He is currently at work on a dissertation titled "The Return of History: Twenty-First Century Cinema at the 'End' of Neoliberalism."
Research Interests: Film theory and history, global art cinema, radio and television, the history of knowledge, periodization, Marxist historiography, Foucault and genealogy.