Dale Hudson teaches film and new media studies at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). His research examines film and digital media through transnational and postcolonial frameworks, linking film and digital media to political economy and bringing film and digital theory in dialogue with critical race and animal studies.
He is co-author with Patricia R. Zimmermann (Ithaca College) of Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), which examines more than 130 projects that think through digital media, migrating between documentary, experimental, narrative, animation, video game, and live performance across some of the most dynamic, innovative sites for digital media, including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the United States. The book's companion website includes links to projects discussed.
He is author of Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods (Edinburgh UP, 2017). His other work appears in journal such as American Quarterly, Cinema Journal, French Cultural Studies, Journal of Film and Video, Screen, Studies in Documentary Film, and elsewhere, and his reviews in Afterimage, African Studies Review, and Jadaliyya.
He is a digital curator for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), where he has curated Distributed Microtopias in association with EngageMedia, Indonesia (2012) and Viral Dissonance (2014), Iterations as Habitats (2015), Interface/Landscape (2016), and Invisible Geographies (2018) with the assistance of Claudia Costa Peterson. With Sharon Lin Tay, he co-curated Undisclosed Recipients (2007), ubuntu.kuqala (2008), sticky-content (2009), Map Open Space (2010), Digital Checkpoints (2011), and Trafficked Identities in association with the Global Alliance Against the Trafficking of Women, Thailand (2011).
He programs screenings of films from the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia) regions for the NYUAD Institute, coordinates Gulf films for the MESA (Middle East Studies Association) FilmFest, and has served on festival juries and selection committees, including the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and Imagine Science Film Festival Abu Dhabi.