Hello, and thanks for visiting. I’m Brendan Kredell – I’m an associate professor of English and the 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. 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.