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Dr. Daniel Binns is a writer, producer, and researcher with a strong interest in all areas of film and media studies. He is a Lecturer in Media at Melbourne’s RMIT University. He has worked in multiple roles on film productions from small corporates to international features, and is adept at both traditional and transmedia production processes.
Dan researches and writes about all kinds of films from all kinds of times and places, with a focus on genre cinema and storytelling across platforms digital and meatspace. He is the author of The Hollywood War Film: Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq (Intellect, 2017). His work has been cited in the Journal of Popular Culture, Black Camera, and the Journal of International Relations and Development, and he has presented his research at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Greece, and the Czech Republic. Continuing research interrogates the cinematic object in the digital age.
Dan is Chair of the Film Stream of the Pop Culture Association of Australia, Asia, and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Asia Pacific Pop Culture. He is also the Convenor of the Cinema Stream for the Athens Institute for Education and Research, which ran for the first time in 2018 and will run once more in 2019.