Ariel Rogers received her Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago and her B.A. in Film Studies and Philosophy from Columbia University. She teaches in the areas of film and media studies, including film and media theory, international film history, spectatorship, movie technologies, new media, American cinema, melodrama, and women in film.
Her research focuses on the relationship between the forms cinema takes (including issues of style and technology) and the types of experience it offers viewers. This interest extends to cinema's confrontation with new media as well as to the modes of spatiality and embodiment cinema has elicited historically. She is the author of Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies (Columbia University Press, 2013), and she has published articles on cinematic technologies and spectatorship in Cinema Journal and Film History.
Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
“‘You Don’t So Much Watch It As Download It’: Conceptualizations of Digital Spectatorship.” Film History 24, no. 2 (2012): 221-234.
“‘Smothered in Baked Alaska’: The Anxious Appeal of Widescreen Cinema.” Cinema Journal 51, no. 3 (Spring 2012): 74-96.