Patricia Pisters is professor of Media Studies (with specialization in Film Studies) at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2015 she is director of research of ASCA (Amsterdan School of Cultural Analysis) of the Faculty of Humanities. She is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW). From 2010 until 2013 she was chair of the department of Media Studies. Between 2011 and 2015 she was elected member of the steering committee of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). She is one of the founding editors of the peer reviewed Open Access Journal NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies and co-editor (with Bernd Herzogenrath) of the series Thinking I Media at Bloomsbury. Her research and teaching focuses on film-philosophy, especially in conjunction with neuroscience and on political implications of contemporary transnational screen culture and media ecologies. Currently she works on a book on cinema and psychopathologies of media culture; and on a multi-media project on metallurgy, alchemy and media art. She also writes and lectures about classical film authors and Dutch film culture.