Constance Balides is a film scholar who teaches at Tulane University in the United States. She is an Associate Professor of Communication, Director of Film Studies, and a Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow. She works on silent cinema as well as contemporary cinema and has recently published on the archive, intermediality, and contemporary cinema in “Intertext as Archive: Méliès, Hugo, and New Silent Cinema”, which appeared in “New Silent Cinema” (Routledge, 2016). Her article on immersion, “Thinking through the Virtual Ornament: Immersion in Contemporary Movie Ride Films” appeared in “Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition” (MIT, 2003) and a companion piece, “Jurassic Post-Fordism: Tall Tales of Economics in the Theme Park,” was published in “Screen” (2000), which won an Honorable Mention award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript on women and silent cinema and working on a new book project on how the archive figures in contemporary popular and experimental film.
As of December 2017