Hello, and thanks for visiting. I’m Brendan Kredell – an assistant professor of cinema studies at Oakland University. My teaching and research primarily focus on the intersection of media and urban studies. I’ve also written and taught about film festival culture; with Marijke de Valck and Skadi Loist, I edited Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice (Routledge, 2016).

With Erica Stein, I co-founded and co-edit Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture. I’m also currently writing a monograph on the relationship between urban development and the media industries in contemporary American culture. And when I’m not working, I’m at home in Ferndale, Michigan, with my wife and our son.