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Tyler Morgenstern





Tyler Morgenstern is a cultural programmer and communication professional currently based on Coastal Chumash territory (Santa Barbara, California), where he serves as Assistant Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center. He holds a PhD in Film & Media Studies from UC Santa Barbara, where he completed his dissertation, Colonial Recursion and Decolonial Maneuver in the Cybernetic Diaspora, in 2021. As a scholar, his research and teaching focused broadly on the media and technological cultures of empire, with an emphasis on the design, development, and use of wireless communication networks in the context of colonial settlement. As a film programmer, he has a particular interest in contemporary Indigenous cinemas and experimental documentary and non-fiction film. His writing has appeared in journals including International Journal of Communication, Media+Environment, and Synoptique. With Krista Lynes and Ian Alan Paul, he is co-editor of Moving Images: Mediating Migration as Crisis (Transcript Verlag, 2020).

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PhD, Film & Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara
MA, Media Studies, Concordia University
BA, Communication, Simon Fraser University


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