Dr. Alla Gadassik is a media scholar, curator, and lifelong cinephile, defining “cinema” very broadly. Her research and writing investigates the history of filmmaking techniques and philosophies. While her main area of expertise is the history of animation, she is also interested in the history of cinematography and film editing. Alla currently lives, works, and commits to decolonial futures on the unceded territory of Coast Salish people, officially known as Vancouver, Canada. She is Associate Professor of Media History and Theory at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.