Patricia Pisters is professor of Media Studies (with specialization in Film Studies) at the University of Amsterdam. From 2015 until 2019 she was director of research of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) of the Faculty of Humanities. She is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW); of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW); and of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). 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 the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). 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 develops a research project on psychopathologies and media culture. She regularly gives public presentations on (past, present and future) developments in film and culture. In 2019 she will be Scholar in Residence at the EYE Film Institute Netherlands and Senior Fellow at Cinepoetics, Institute for Advanced Film Studies at the Freie Universitat in Berlin where she will work on a book about the poetics of horror in the work of a new generation of women directors.