Faculty / School of Media, Culture & Design

Dahlia Schweitzer

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication

Dahlia Schweitzer’s research interests focus on contemporary film, television, and digital media; gender and sexuality; genre and intertextuality; and expressions of trauma in contemporary art, film, and television. She currently also teaches classes on writing, art, television, and film at Art Center College of Design.

Her upcoming book, Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World (Rutgers University Press, 2018), explores depictions of pandemics and outbreak narratives in contemporary American film and television, putting them in conversation with rhetoric from government authorities and news organizations that have capitalized on public fears about our changing world.

Schweitzer is also the author of Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster (Intellect, 2013). Her articles have been published in Cinema Journal, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Hyperallergic, Jump Cut, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and The Journal of Popular Culture. Her new book project focuses on cinematic representations of the private detective in Los Angeles.



Completing PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
M.A., Criticism and Theory, Art Center College of Design
B.A., English and Studio Arts, Wesleyan University