Erika Balsom is a Reader in Film Studies at King’s College London. She is the author of TEN SKIES (2021), An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea (2018), After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video in Circulation (2017), and Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013). She is the co-editor of Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989 (2019) and Documentary Across Disciplines (2016).
In 2018, she was the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize and the Kovacs Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
She holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University, an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, and a BA (Hons) in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.
Before joining King’s in 2013, she was Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 2018, Erika was CIRCUIT's Curator-at-large. She commissioned a series of new works for cinema, Truth or Consequences.
Truth or Consequences
An essay exploring works by Vea Mafile`o, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Janine Randerson, Bridget Reweti, and Andrew de Freitas, 2018's Artist Cinema Commissions.