Hello, and thanks for visiting. I’m Brendan Kredell – I’m an associate professor and director of Film Studies and Production at Oakland University. My teaching and research primarily focus on the intersection of media and urban studies.

I served as co-editor, with Erica Stein and Germaine Halegoua, of the Routledge Companion to Media and the City (2022). 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). I co-founded 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.

I am a partner in Media Urbanism, a boutique consulting firm for media and creative cities. I’m always interested in talking about interesting projects; our work tends to focus on how we can use arts & culture – and screen media specifically – to make better cities.

And when I’m not working, I’m at home in Ferndale, Michigan, with my wife and our son. You can find me on Twitter at @bkredell, on Mastodon, or on Academia.