Dahlia Schweitzer is a pop culture critic, writer, and professor. Described by Vogue as “sexy, rebellious, and cool,” Schweitzer writes about film, television, music, gender, identity, and everything in between. She studied at Wesleyan University, lived and worked in New York and Berlin, and then moved to Los Angeles to complete her graduate degrees at the Art Center College of Design and UCLA. She currently teaches in the Film and Media department at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
In addition to her books, Dahlia has essays in publications including Cinema Journal, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Hyperallergic, Jump Cut, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and The Journal of Popular Culture. She has also released several albums of electronic music, including Plastique and Original Pickup.
Her latest book, L.A. Private Eyes, examines the tradition of the private eye as it evolves in films, books, and television shows set in Los Angeles from the 1930’s through the present day. This book explores the metamorphosis of the solitary detective figure and the many facets of the genre itself.
Her previous book, Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World, explores depictions of pandemics and outbreak narratives in contemporary American film and television.
She is also the author of Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster, a historical, political, and cultural analysis of Office Killer, the only movie directed by American photographer Cindy Sherman. This book, like her works of fiction, Queen of Hearts, Seduce Me, and Lovergirl, explores issues of feminism, identity, and the role of women in contemporary society. She also has essays in publications including Cinema Journal, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Hyperallergic, Jump Cut, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and The Journal of Popular Culture, and she has released two albums of electronic dance music, Plastique and Original Pickup.
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