Neil Verma, Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University
Neil Verma is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Radio/Television/Film. Verma is the author of Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics and American Radio Drama (University of Chicago Press, 2012), which won the Best First Book Award from the Society for Cinema & Media Studies. He has recent and forthcoming articles in The Journal of American Studies, The RadioDoc Review, Sounding Out, The Journal of Sound Studies, Critical Quarterly, and Velvet Light Trap on subjects ranging from horror and film noir to radio documentaries and Game of Thrones. Verma holds a BA in English from McGill University and a PhD in History of Culture from the University of Chicago, where he taught as a Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellow, developing a Media Aesthetics core curriculum.