Meet Patrick Ellis
Assistant Professor, Communication
Phone: (813) 257-3520
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2005 Concordia University (Montreal), B.A.
2006 University of Toronto, M.A.
2017 University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
Patrick Ellis is a historian of film and media, with a special interest in how these subjects interact with the histories of cartography, medicine, science and technology.
Ellis has work published in The British Journal for the History of Science, Early Popular Visual Culture, The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, and Imago Mundi. His book, Aeroscopics: Media of the Bird’s-Eye View, provides a history of aerial vision in the era prior to commonplace flight. It is forthcoming from University of California Press in 2021. He takes a hands-on approach to teaching media history, a topic he explored in a recent co-authored article, “Object Lessons, Now and Then: Experimental Media Archaeology in the Classroom.” He earned teaching awards at both UC Berkeley and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ellis also does curatorial work and has programmed screenings or exhibits for the Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta), the Media Archaeology Lab (Boulder), the Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley) and the Wolfsonian Museum (Miami), among others.
Award for Multimodal Innovation in Teaching, Georgia Institute of Technology (2019)
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2016–2017)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley (2015)
Russell Merritt Award for Silent Film Research, University of California, Berkeley (2014)
Parker Tyler Award in Film Studies, Concordia University, Montreal (2005)