Past Seminars

Colin Williamson

WilliamsonCroppedColin Williamson is an Assistant Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Pace University. He received his PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago and was a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Harvard University. His research focuses primarily on aesthetics and visual education in the proto- and early-cinema periods. He is the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: An Archaeology of Magic and the Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2015) and has published articles in Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Leonardo, and The Moving Image.

Areas of Interest: Nineteenth-century visual culture, proto-cinema, American film history, animation, the history of science and technology, film aesthetics, and visual education.