• Faculty

  • David Bering-Porter

    Assistant Professor of Culture and Media

    Email
    beringpd@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

    Download vCard

    David Bering-Porter

    Profile

    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 FlowMIRAJ, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. 

     

     

    Degrees Held

    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


    Recent Publications

    “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


    Research Interests

    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


    Current Courses

    Economies of the Self

    Economies of the Self (Spring 2019)

    Exploitation Cinema (Spring 2019)

    Folk Horror

    Independent Senior Project

    Independent Senior Project (Spring 2019)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2019)

    Introduction to Media Studies

    Introduction to Media Studies (Spring 2019)

    The Zombie

    Theory and Practice Seminar

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Close