Michael Baker holds a Ph.D. from McGill University. His research interests include documentary film and video, popular music and cinema, moving image technology, film style, and genre. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles, he sits on the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies and Nouvelles vues sur le cinéma québécois, and he is co-editor of Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada (with Prof. Thomas Waugh & Ezra Winton, McGill-Queen’s Press, 2010). His postdoctoral research examines the aesthetic heritage of interactive digital media and the particular case of interactive documentary’s relationship to earlier nonfiction forms. He is presently completing a manuscript, Rockumentary: The Incomplete History of the Popular Music Documentary, while additional projects include the republication of Peter Morris’s foundational Canadian film studies compendium, The War Years (1965).
Lisa Coulthard is a professor for the Centre for Cinema Studies.