Michael Talbott


(802) 468-1267
Leavenworth Hall
6 Alumni Drive


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


  • Participant in the National Endowment for the Humanities-supported Scholarship in Sound & Image Workshop on Videographic Criticism at Middlebury College. June 2015.
  • Writing has appeared in Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, Moving Image Journal, Film Comment, Film International and Senses of Cinema.
  • Recipient of a 2009 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Writing Award for his essay “A Global Language for World Cinema: The Twin Aesthetics of North-South Coproduction.”


  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • International Cinema
  • The Sports Film
  • The Horror Film
  • Documentary Film
  • Media Writing
  • Media, Social Activism & Political Action
  • Senior Seminar in Communication