Dr. Joshua Glick is the Isabelle Peregrin Assistant Professor of English, Film, and Media Studies at Hendrix College and a Fellow at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. He holds a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies and American Studies from Yale University. Dr. Glick’s research and teaching explore global documentary, critical race studies, emerging media, and Hollywood as an evolving form of industrial and artistic production. His articles have appeared in such journals as Film History, Immerse, Jump Cut, Film Quarterly, The Moving Image, and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. Dr. Glick’s book, Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977, was recently published by the University of California Press and was selected as a finalist for the Richard Wall Memorial Award. Dr. Glick is currently writing a book that examines how the post-1989 rise of neoliberalism and seismic shifts in the media industries galvanized an interest in documentary on both the left and right of the political spectrum. As documentary proliferated across new platforms and was put to use by a range of social movements, it came to occupy an increasingly contested space in the public sphere, ultimately transforming the relationship between Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C. Dr. Glick is also co-editing a multi-volume series with Patricia Aufderheide for Oxford University Press that brings scholars and practitioners into dialogue about the ethics and craft of social justice filmmaking.
Dr. Glick’s filmmaking and public humanities projects involve collaborating with archives, museums, and community media organizations. He served as the film and media curator and produced the award-winning documentary, This Side of Dreamland, for the NEH-funded exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008. As a Fellow at MIT, he is working on the curriculum, “Media Literacy in the Age of Deepfakes.” Drawing on the art installation, In Event of Moon Disaster, as a central case study, the project teaches students about the threat of disinformation as well as the civic uses of synthetic media. Finally, Dr. Glick is working with the Library of Congress and WGBH to develop a digital outreach initiative to expand the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.