Assistant Professor of Culture and Media
David Bering-Porter is Assistant Professor of Culture and Media at the Eugene Lang College of the Liberal Arts at The New School, USA. Areas of research include film and media studies, new media theory, and the intersections of media, science, and technology. His current book project is a study of undead labor and the ways that race, labor, and value come together in the mediated body of the zombie. His articles have appeared in the journals Flow, MIRAJ, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Ph.D. in Modern Culture and Media
Brown University (Providence, RI), 2011
M.A. in Modern Culture and Media
Brown University (Providence, RI), 2006
B.S. summa cum laude in Psychology
Excelsior College (Albany, NY), 2003
“Boutique Ethnicity: On African Ancestry and Neoliberal Economies of the Self” for The Postcolonial World, edited by Jyotsna Singh and David D. Kim. New York and London: Routledge, 2016.
“Loops within Loops: Reflections on the Work of Marco Brambilla.” Flow (Volume 23, Special Issue: Loop Media). U Texas Austin, 2016.
“The automaton in all of us: GIFs, cinemagraphs, and the films of Martin Arnold” Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ). Volume 3, Number 2. 1 December 2014. pp. 178-192 (15).
“Consuming Ourselves: Capitalism, Media, and the Zombie Apocalypse.” Los Angeles Review of Books (Special Issue, Fall, 2013)
“Toaster-Frakkers and Remote Controls: Technophilia, Cylons, and the Archival Drive” Flow (Volume 7, Special) U Texas Austin, 2007
Film Studies New Media
Contemporary Film Theory Media Archaeology
Genre and the Monstrous Embodied Media
Zombie Movies and Exploitation Cinema Information and Cybernetics
Visual Culture Convergence and Emergence
Critical Studies and Contemporary Theory Science & Technology
Postcolonial Theory Genetics and Heredity
Contemporary Marxism History of Race
Psychoanalysis and Subjectivity Biopower and Science Studies
Feminism and Gender Studies Technology and Aesthetics
Economies of the Self (Spring 2020)
Exploitation Cinema (Spring 2019)
Folk Horror (Spring 2020)
Independent Senior Project
Independent Senior Project (Spring 2020)
Independent Study (Spring 2020)
Introduction to Media Studies (Spring 2020)
Theory and Practice Seminar