Current Visiting Scholars
(Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China; UBC Visiting Scholar, September 2021 to August 2022; formerly Assistant Faculty Member in the Department of Social, Cultural, and Media Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, 2018-2021 and Sessional Instructor in Department of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Victoria, 2016-2021).
David researches media and popular culture from a combined cultural studies and political economy perspective with particular attention to identity and class politics as well as anarchist and apocalypse philosophies in science-fiction and horror cinema. Recently David expanded his purview to explore the sociological implications of digital cinema, social media culture, video games, and contemporary media reception and participation.
For his work as a Visiting Scholar at UBC, David is collaborating with Professor Ernest Mathijs on a book-length reception study of the films and career of Canadian-Italian auteur-director Vincenzo Natali.