Dr. Joshua Glick is the Isabelle Peregrin Assistant Professor of English, Film & Media Studies at Hendrix College and a Fellow at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. He holds a PhD in Film and Media Studies and American Studies from Yale University. Dr. Glick's research and teaching explore global documentary, critical race studies, television, early cinema, emerging media, and Hollywood as an evolving form of industrial and artistic production. His articles have appeared in such journals as
Film History, Immerse, Jump Cut, Film Quarterly
The Los Angeles Review of Books
The Moving Image,
Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.
Dr. Glick's book,
Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977
(University of California Press, 2018) was selected as a finalist for the Richard Wall Memorial Award from the Theatre Library Association. Dr. Glick is currently writing a book that examines how the post-1989 rise of neoliberalism and seismic shifts in the media industries galvanized an interest in documentary on both the left and right of the political spectrum. As documentary proliferated across new platforms and was put to use by a range of social movements, it came to occupy an increasingly contested space in the public sphere, ultimately transforming the relationship between Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C. Dr. Glick is also co-editing a multi-volume series with Patricia Aufderheide for Oxford University Press that brings scholars and practitioners into dialogue about the ethics and craft of social justice filmmaking.
Dr. Glick's filmmaking and public humanities projects involve collaborating with archives, museums, and community media organizations. He served as the film and media curator and produced the award-winning documentary,
This Side of Dreamland,
for the NEH-funded exhibition,
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008
. In collaboration with colleagues at MIT, he recently designed the interactive DH curriculum:
Media Literacy in the Age of Deepfakes
. The project teaches students and educators about the past and present of disinformation, the rise of "deepfake" videos, as well as the civic uses of synthetic media. Finally, Dr. Glick is currently co-curating the exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC:
Deepfake: Unstable Evidence on Screen.