Michael Talbott received his Ph.D. ‘With Distinction’ from NYU’s Cinema Studies department for his dissertation, The Familiar Difference of World Cinema: Film Funds, Film Festivals, and the Global South. Talbott is interested in film circulation and issues of cinema and mobility, as well as the possibilities for scholarship offered by the video essay. He is co-chair of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Film and Media Festivals Scholarly Interest Group and recipient of an SCMS Writing Award. His work has appeared in the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, Moving Image Journal, Film Comment, Film International, and Senses of Cinema. He has taught courses on contemporary world cinema, film festivals, Latin American cinema, international film history, contemporary American cinema, documentary film, the sports film, and the horror film. Prior to attending graduate school he worked in nonprofit media arts and moving image preservation.
Ph.D., Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
M.A., Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
B.A., San Francisco State University