Eli Boonin-Vail

Eli Boonin-Vail is a PhD student in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh specializing in film history. His research focuses on the classical Hollywood studio system, 1920 – 1960, with a particular emphasis on studio infrastructure and its relationship and collaboration with penal institutions. He has also written on race and comic books, as well as French film production culture. His work can be found or is forthcoming in Animation Studies, Inks, Film Criticism, French Screen Studies, and the edited collection Desegregating Comics: Debating Blackness in Early Comics, 1900-1960.