Jennifer M. Barker is associate professor of communication at Georgia State University, USA. She is the director of the Graduate Studies for the Moving Image Studies’ doctoral program and of the Film, Video, and Digital Image masters program. Barker researches in the area of moving image studies, with particular interests in cinema and the senses, synaesthesia, theories of spectatorship and embodiment, performance, feminism, as well as documentary.
In 2009, Barker published The Tactile Eye. Touch and the Cinematic Experience, which discusses the sensuous exchange between film and viewer and was a finalist for the “Best Book on Moving Image Studies” prize that year. Her work also appears in Cinema Journal, Discourse, Film-Philosophy, New Review of Film & Television Studies, Paragraph, Screen.