Chris Dzialo - PhD 2012

Research Specialist, USC Annenburg Norman Lear Center


Chris Dzialo earned a PhD in the Department of Film & Media Studies at UCSB. His current research attempts to interrogate the possibilities and limits of contemporary film and media theory, which he strives to continually put into practice through close readings of cultural texts, contexts and objects. To this end Chris has written several close analyses of film and television programs. "When Balance Goes Bad: How Battlestar Galactica Says Everything and Nothing," was recently published in a Continuum Press anthology titled Cylons in America (winner of the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular and American Culture). "Frustrated Time: The Screenplays of Charlie Kaufman" will appear in a forthcoming anthology on complex storytelling from Blackwell. Chris received his Bachelor's degree in Film & Television from Boston University and his Master’s degree in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California.