Ariel Rogers

Ariel Rogers is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio/Television/Film. Her research and teaching address the history and theory of cinema and related media, with a focus on movie technologies, new media, and spectatorship. She is the author of Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies (Columbia University Press, 2013), and she has published articles on topics such as widescreen cinema, digital cinema, and screens in venues including Cinema Journal, Film History, and montage AV. She is currently writing a book on screen technologies.


PhD Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
BA Film Studies and Philosophy, Columbia University


“Die Konstruktion eines ‘synchronen Feldes’: Benjamin Schlangers Experimente mit der Gestaltung von Leinwänden und Kinosälen in den 1930er Jahren.” Translated by Guido Kirsten. Montage AV 25, no. 2 (2016): 167-180.

“Scaling Down: Cinerama on Blu-ray.” In Screens, edited by Dominique Chateau and José Moure. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016.

“Classical Hollywood, 1928-1946: Special/Visual Effects.” In Editing and Special/Visual Effects, edited by Kristen Whissel and Charlie Keil. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

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.

Recent Awards and Honors

ACLS Fellowship, 2016


  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Cultural History of New Media
  • History of Film I
  • Digital Cinema
  • Screens

Ariel Rogers

Assistant Professor




Annie May Swift Hall
1920 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208