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|DAHLIA SCHWEITZER currently teaches classes on writing, art, television, and film at Art Center College of Design. Her research interests focus on contemporary film, television, and digital media; gender and sexuality; genre and intertextuality; and expressions of trauma in contemporary art, film, and television.
Her upcoming book, Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World, explores depictions of pandemics and outbreak narratives in contemporary American film and television, putting them in conversation with rhetoric from government authorities and news organizations that have capitalized on public fears about our changing world.
Schweitzer's works also include the books Cindy Sherman's Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster, Queen of Hearts, Breathe With Me, Seduce Me, and Lovergirl; essays in publications including Cinema Journal, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Hyperallergic, Jump Cut, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and The Journal of Popular Culture; as well as two albums of electronic dance music, Original Pickup and Plastique. She has presented at multiple conferences, including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the Popular Culture Association, and the Cultural Studies Association.
Dahlia earned her M.A. in Criticism and Theory from the Art Center College of Design and her B.A. in English and Studio Arts from Wesleyan University. She is currently completing her PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.