Background

Jonathan Rozenkrantz has a PhD in Cinema Studies. He is the author of Videographic Cinema: An Archaeology of Electronic Images and Imaginaries (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2020).

Jonathan's PhD dissertation ”Electronic Labyrinths: An Archaeology of Videographic Cinema" (2019) was awarded Högskoleföreningen's Award for outstanding scientific achievement in 2020. Jonathan's research has been published in Swedish, English and translated into German for anthology chapters and journals including Journal of Scandinavian Cinema och montage/av: Zeitschrift für Theorie & Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation.

Jonathan teaches at the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University. He also has assignments from the Swedish Film Institute. Jonathan is the head editor of Filmpedagogiskt paket för undervisning om de nationella minoriteterna (Swedish Film Institute 2020) and a writer of the Swedish Film Institute's pedagogical guides for teaching with cinema.

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Research Interests

Based on media archaeological perspectives and an investment in both media theory and media history, Jonathan's research revolves around the relation between audiovisual expressions, their media conditions, and the imaginaries surrounding media technologies. His research is particularly focused on the archaeology of analogue video, both as a specific medium and as an aesthetic-conceptual element in fiction films. Jonathan is particularly interested in issues concerning the historical uses of audiovisual media in psychiatry and/as surveillance technologies.

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