Jonathan L. Knapp is a PhD candidate in Film and Visual Studies. His dissertation examines location scouting and location management practices for feature films, with an emphasis on mid- to late-twentieth century American cinema. His current research focuses broadly on the relationship between media and the environment, and he has ongoing interests in experimental cinema, landscape history and theory, media theory, posthumanism, and the representation of violence. He has written a book, along with Aaron Kerner, entitled Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media (Edinburgh UP, 2016). Jonathan holds a BA in English from Bowdoin College and an MA in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State University.