Neta Alexander

Neta Alexander is a New York-based media scholar. After earning a PhD from New York University and a M.A from Columbia University, she is now an Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Studies Department at Colgate University, New York. Her work focuses on digital culture, film and media, and Science and Technology Studies (STS). Her award-winning analysis of buffering revealed the understudied ways in which latency and delay are inherent to digital systems and infrastructures. She serves as an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (JCMS), and her articles have appeared in Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, Media Fields Journal, and Flow Journal, among other publications. She also contributed chapters to the anthologies The Netflix Effect (Bloomsbury, 2016) and Compact Cinematics (Bloomsbury, 2017). Her public scholarship, encompassing topics such as the Internet of Things, Netflix, and the app economy, has been published in The Atlantic, Public Books, Film Comment, The Brooklyn Rail, and Haaretz. Her writing has been translated into German, Slovenian, French, and Hebrew. In Fall 2019, Polity will publish her first book, Failure (with Arjun Appadurai), which studies how Silicon Valley and Wall Street have been monetizing failure and forgetfulness.