Neta Alexander

PhD Candidate

Neta Alexander


Title: "Techno-rage: On Demand Culture and its Disconnects"

Supervisor: Anna McCarthy & Nicole Starosielski

My interdisciplinary doctoral research studies the gradual and often unrecognized ways in which digital technologies reshape subjectivity and habitual behavior in the 21st century. It explores just how deep and troubling is the paradox by which the more digital systems fail us, the stronger our dependency on them grows.


Neta Alexander is a doctoral student in the department of Cinema Studies at NYU, researching technology and failure and serving as an Assistant Editor of Cinema Journal. She is the recipient of the SCMS' Student Writing Award for 2016, and her articles have appeared in Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, Media Fields Journal, and Flow Journal, among other venues. She authored book chapters in the anthologies Compact Cinematics (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Netflix Effect (Bloomsbury, 2016) and Anthropology and Film Festivals (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).