Dr Jacob Engelberg is Assistant Professor of Film, Media, and Culture at the University of Amsterdam Department of Media Studies and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. He completed a BA in English Literature and Film Studies and an MA in Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex, and completed a PhD in Film Studies at King’s College London.
Dr Engelberg's research considers the relations between sexuality and the cinema, specifically as these pertain to epistemology, hermeneutics, historiography, and form. He is particularly interested in the affordances of bisexual theory in approaching questions of cinematic sexuality. He has also completed research into pornographic film, articulations of Jewishness in transnational cinemas, and the cinema of Ingmar Bergman.
Dr Engelberg's work has appeared in the Journal of Bisexuality and Porn Studies, where he is editing a special collection on bisexuality and pornography. He also has chapters under contract with Routledge, Wiley-Blackwell, Intellect, and Liverpool University Press. He is currently completing a monograph proposing the theoretical utility of cinematic figures of bisexual transgression for queer film studies.