Erica Levin

Erica Levin, Professor History of Art Department, OSU

Erica Levin

Associate Professor

206 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema
  • Post-War and Contemporary Art
  • Performance
  • Media Studies
  • Film Theory
  • Visual Culture


  • Ph.D., Film and Media Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Rhetoric/Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Film Studies, Wesleyan University

Erica Levin’s research focuses on the intersection between avant-garde cinema, post-war art, documentary, performance, and visual culture. Her writing has been published in Media-N, World Picture, Camera Obscura, Discourse, and Millennium Film Journal, and in the collections Hybrid Practices: Art in Collaboration with Science and Technology in the Long 1960sCarolee Schneemann: Unforgivable; and The Routledge Companion to Cinema & Gender. Her recent essay, “To Change the Form of Film: Experiments in Cinema Against the Television War” appears in Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 (Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2019).

Her recent book is entitled The Channeled Image: Art and Media Politics After Television.

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