DAHLIA SCHWEITZER is a writer, teacher, and former cabaret star who has toured widely in Europe and the United States. Schweitzer's works include the books Cindy Sherman's Office Killer: Another Kind of MonsterQueen of Hearts, Breathe With Me, Seduce Me, and Lovergirl; essays in publications including Cinema JournalJournal of Popular Film and TelevisionHyperallergic, Jump Cut, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and The Journal of Popular Culture; and an album of electronic dance music, Plastique. She has presented at multiple conferences, including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the Popular Culture Association, and the Cultural Studies Association.

Her research interests focus on media, identity, and sexuality, while her most recent work explores depictions of pandemics and outbreak narratives in contemporary American film and television, as seen in her upcoming book, Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World.

Dahlia earned her M.A. in Criticism and Theory from the Art Center College of Design and her B.A. in English and Studio Arts from Wesleyan University. She currently teaches classes on writing, art, television, and film at Art Center College of Design while working toward her PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

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