Kameron Austin Collins

Kameron Austin Collins
Kameron Austin Collins
K. (Kameron) Austin Collins entered the English department in 2009 after receiving his A.B. in Literature and Comparative Literature from Harvard, where he wrote on black hood films post-Rodney King. His dissertation, The Age of Outrage, examines recent American films and the politicized prominence of online film culture and debate, from arguments over the importance of historical veracity and complaints about "poverty porn" to vehement defenses of superhero movies.

His published work, on films like Spike Lee's Chi-Raq and the '90s flop 54, has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books and the Brooklyn Rail, respectively. He is also an accomplished crossword constructor, with puzzles appearing regularly in the New York Times and elsewhere. 
 
As of May 2016, Collins will be a staff writer for the culture site The Ringer, where he will write film criticism and related features.