Zachariah Anderson - Columbia College Chicago

Zachariah Anderson

Adjunct Professor of Instruction


Zachariah Anderson is an Adjunct Professor of Instruction in Cinema and Television Arts. He teaches film history and film studies courses. His research explores twenty-first century archival or found footage filmmaking practices and the roles of images as historical evidence. He has published articles about the audiovisual historiographic practices of Arthur Jafa in Film Criticism, Abigail Child in Iluminace, and Ken Jacobs in Found Footage. His most recent article, which was published in Jump Cut, examines the roles of police-recorded surveillance footage, including body-worn camera recordings, as evidence in true crime documentaries. He has presented research at various academic conferences, including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Visible Evidence, and “Migrating Archives of Reality: Programming, Curating, and Appropriation of Non-Fiction Film.” He also serves as the Director of Programming for the Moving Image Society in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Instructional Areas

Film History

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Archival or Found Footage Filmmaking Practices, Images as Historical Evidence, Films as History


B.S., Communicating Arts University of Wisconsin-Superior 2010
M.A., English University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2018