Graduate Students


Joel Neville Anderson

Anderson, Joel Neville

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Research Interests
  • personal documentary
  • experimental film and video
  • Japanese cinema and visual culture
  • film programming
  • media arts centers
Publications and Presentations
  • “Circuits of Performance and Engagement: Public Access Video Art and Community Video,” Panel: “Identity and Experimentation in the Public Sphere: 1970s Transnational Asian/ Middle Eastern Film/Video,” Co-chair (with Jun Okada), Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), March 30-April 3, 2016
  • “The infant and the cadaver: Paul Schrader’s films and criticism,” Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 3, ed. John Berra. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press/Intellect, Ltd., 2016)
  • “Cinema in reconstruction: Japan's post-3.11 documentary” in Film on the Faultline, ed. Alan Wright (Chicago: University of Chicago Press/Intellect, Ltd., 2015)
  • "Mitsuo Yanagimachi: Currents of dissent and modes of social critique," Directory of World Cinema: Japan 3, ed. John Berra (Chicago: University of Chicago Press/Intellect, Ltd., 2015)
  • Managing Editor, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, 2013-2014 term
  • Festival Focus: JAPAN CUTS, reviews of The Blood of Rebirth (2009), Blue Spring (2001), Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), The Munekata Sisters (1950). Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2, ed. John Berra (Chicago: University of Chicago Press/Intellect, Ltd., 2012)
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Celeste Hueghes Bishop Award for Distinction in Graduate Studies, University of Rochester, 2015
  • The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester, Fall 2015
  • Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, 2013
  • Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Studies Travel Grant, University of Rochester, 2013
  • University of Rochester Graduate Research Showcase Award for “Cinema in reconstruction: Japan's post-3.11 documentary,” 2013
  • President’s Award for Achievement in Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film, 2009
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • “Women’s Personal Cinema,” University of Rochester, Fall 2015
  • Programmer, JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, Japan Society, New York, NY, 2014-present
  • “On Film” Co-programmer, Rochester’s thematic avant-garde film series, 2012-present
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester, 2012-2016
  • Educator, Museum of the Moving Image, 2010-2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Jacob Burns Film Center, 2009-2011
  • Instructor, Summer Media Intensive, DCTV Professional Youth Media Training, 2009