Colin Williamson is a film historian who specializes in media archaeology, early cinema, critical theory, and the history of science. His current research is on aesthetics, education, and technological innovation in histories of the moving image. He is the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: An Archaeology of Magic and the Cinema (Rutgers UP, 2015), and has published in such edited collections and journals as Thinking in the Dark: Cinema, Theory, Practice (Rutgers UP, 2016), Leonardo, and The Moving Image. He is also a reviews editor for Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal and serves on the Executive Committee for Domitor, The International Society for the Study of Early Cinema. His work has been supported by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, and the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University. Colin received his Ph.D. (2013) in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago.