Kristen Whissel

Senior Fellow
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Kristen Whissel is Professor of Film & Media. Her research focuses on cinema and technological change, silent cinema and modernity, digital cinema, visual effects, and the history and theory of the stereoscope and 3D cinema. She teaches courses on early cinema, film historiography, cinema and digital technologies, cinema and media in transition, the theory and history of special/visual effects, modernity and post-modernity, as well genre courses on film comedy, melodrama, and the woman’s film. Whissel is the author of Spectacular Digital Effects: CGI and Contemporary Cinema (Duke, 2014) and Picturing American Modernity: Traffic, Technology, and Silent Cinema (Duke, 2008).