Zach Feldman joined Vanderbilt in the fall of 2015 after completing his B.A. at the University of Michigan, where he earned high honors for his thesis on a German painter, entitled "Spatial Construction in the Work of Max Beckmann: Weimar Prints and Exile Triptychs.” Zach’s research interests stretch far and wide, often mixing art and film analysis, emerging technology, and cultural studies. In addition to the German department, Zach also participates in the joint-Ph.D. Program Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP). Zach has also been the recipient of the Vanderbilt Institute of Digital Learning (VIDL) 2017-2018 Fellowship and is currently a research assistant for the media studies team on Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings (GetPreCiSe).