Affiliated Faculty
Hanna Rose Shell | Affiliated Faculty

Hanna Rose Shell | Affiliated Faculty

Hanna Rose Shell, a historian of science and technology, and a media maker, is the Leo Marx Career Development Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and an affiliate in Comparative Media Studies. She works on the skins of things, excavating histories of technology and media from the surface layers of natural and man-made objects. She uses tools from the fields of the history of science and technology,...
Vivek Bald | Affiliated Faculty

Vivek Bald | Affiliated Faculty

Vivek Bald is a documentary filmmaker and scholar whose work focuses on histories of the South Asian diaspora. His current project traces the lives of South Asian Muslim silk peddlers and merchant seamen who settled within communities of color in the U.S. South, Northeast, and Midwest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is the basis for a forthcoming book, Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South...
Chris Boebel | Affiliated Faculty

Chris Boebel | Affiliated Faculty

Chris Boebel is manager of MIT Video’s post-production unit and a producer of documentary and other video programs at MIT Video Productions, part of the MIT Libraries. Chris is also instructor and co-developer of MIT’s “DV Lab”, a graduate and undergraduate course that combines theoretical analysis of science documentaries with hands-on documentary production. He has produced and directed two feature films, Red Betsy and Containment: Life After Three Mile Island,...
Sasha Costanza-Chock | Affiliated Faculty

Sasha Costanza-Chock | Affiliated Faculty

Sasha Costanza-Chock is a scholar and media maker who works in the interrelated areas of social movements and information and communication technologies; participatory technology design and community based participatory research; and the transnational movement for media justice and communication rights, including comunicación populár. Dr. Costanza-Chock holds a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, where he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate; he...
Glorianna Davenport | Affiliated Faculty

Glorianna Davenport | Affiliated Faculty

Trained as a sculptor and documentary filmmaker, Ms. Davenport has achieved international recognition for her work in the digital media forms. Davenport’s research explores fundamental issues related to the collaborative co-construction of digital media experiences, where the task of narration is split among authors, consumers, and computer mediators. Davenport’s recent work focuses on the creation of customizable, personalizable storyteller systems which dynamically serve and adapt to a widely dispersed society...
Christine Walley | Affiliated Faculty

Christine Walley | Affiliated Faculty

A documentary filmmaker and associate professor in Anthropology, Christine Walley is co-directing and producing a documentary, Exit Zero, exploring changing community life in a former Midwestern steel town.  Her research and teaching interests include: the environment, development, gender, documentary/ethnographic film, and theories of globalization and capitalism. She received a B.A. in anthropology from Pomona College in 1987 and a Ph.D in sociocultural anthropology from New York University in 1999. Her book,...