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Dr Benjamin Mark OLIN

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Benjamin Olin received his Ph.D. with distinction from the department of Cinema Studies at New York University. He earned two master’s degrees from the University of London (Aural & Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths; Poetic Practice, Royal Holloway) and he has a B.A. in American Studies (Literature) from the University of Sussex.

His writing has been published in Art Journal; Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media; Millennium Film Journal; Jacket 2; and Downtown Film & TV Culture, 1975-2001 (2015). His current book project, “Underground Networks: Artists’ Television in New York,” examines cable-TV shows produced by downtown artists.

Benjamin completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University’s College of Arts & Science, and he has taught as an adjunct professor of Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

He previously served as a research fellow at the Sarai New Media Initiative in New Delhi—where he co-authored the first in an ongoing series of publications on digital culture within a South Asian context. His research has been funded by NYU’s Corrigan Fellowship; the NYU College of Arts & Science’s Dean’s Dissertation Award; Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies; and by a UIC Research Development Grant.