Ian Conrich is a professorial fellow in the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna. He was the 2005 MacGeorge Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne, and 2005–06 was a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford. Principal editor of the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, he has been a guest editor of the Harvard Review, Post Script, Journal of British Film and Television, Asian Cinema and Studies in Travel Writing. The author of Studies in New Zealand Cinema (2009), and co-author of Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature: The Body in Parts (2017) and The Cinema of Sri Lanka: South Asian Film in Texts and Contexts (2019), he is an author or editor of a further fourteen books, including Contemporary New Zealand Cinema (2008) and Rapa Nui – Easter Island: Cultural and Historical Perspectives (2016). He has contributed to more than 60 books and journals, and his work has been translated into French, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian and Hebrew.