Will DiGravio [he/they] is a writer, researcher, and gig economy worker who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Extremism & Conspiracies: I currently work for New York Times best-selling historian and journalist Garrett Graff. I am the researcher for the forthcoming book, UFO, and the second season of the podcast Long Shadow, which tells the story of the rise of right-wing domestic terrorism in the United States. I previously worked as a researcher and analyst at Media Matters for America, where my beats included digital extremism, including outlets and figures like Infowars and Steve Bannon.
Film Criticism: I also work as a freelance film critic and am an assistant editor at Cineaste. My work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Paste, Senses of Cinema, Crooked Marquee, NonFics, and Film School Rejects. In 2021, I participated in Berlinale Talents as a member of the Talent Press. In 2023, I became a voter in the Dorian Awards.
Recycled Cinema: My work on recycled cinema includes hosting The Video Essay Podcast, writing the newsletter Notes on Videographic Criticism, and curating Recycled Screenings. I regularly teach and speak on such topics -- and screen works of my own -- at universities, conferences, and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.
Doctoral Work: Though I live in New York, I am currently a PhD Candidate in the School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. My project focuses on the American avant-garde, videographic criticism, and archival practice.
To get in touch about past work or future collaborations, email me: willdigravio [at] gmail.com.
Where to Find Me:
Twitter : https://twitter.com/willdigravio
The Video Essay Podcast: https://thevideoessay.com/
Recycled Screenings: https://recycledscreenings.com/