A lifelong cinephile, Chris is currently working on his PhD in communication with an emphasis on American film history. Chris teaches courses in film, mass communication, and popular culture for the University of Wisconsin Colleges and Concordia University. His research areas in cinema include American film genre, auteur studies of Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg as well as Hollywood history during the Studio Era. Chris is also the "Hollywood Studio System" area chair for the national Film & History conference. His work can be found in Senses of Cinema, the Journal of Film and Video, and The Atlantic Monthly.