Ian Conrich is a professor of visual and material culture at the University of Vienna. He was the 2005 MacGeorge visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne, and 2005–06 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, Asian Cinema and Studies in Travel Writing and for Special Issues of Post Script on ‘Islands and Film’ and ‘Australian and New Zealand Cinema’. The author of Studies in New Zealand Cinema (2009), co-author of Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature: The Body in Parts (2017) and author of The Cinema of Sri Lanka: South Asian Film in Texts and Contexts (2021) and New Zealand Cinema (2021), he is an author or editor of a further fourteen books, including Film’s Musical Moments (2006), Contemporary New Zealand Cinema (2008), Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema (2009) 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, Persian, Polish, Hungarian and Hebrew.
Contact: Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna, Universitaetsstrasse 7/NIG/IV, Vienna A-1010, Austria.