Kameron Austin Collins
K. (Kameron) Austin Collins is a film critic for Vanity Fair, following his time as the lead film critic at The Ringer from 2016-2018.
He entered the English department in 2009 after receiving his A.B. in Literature and Comparative Literature from Harvard, where he wrote a thesis on black "hood" films post-Rodney King. 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's especially interested in the cultural politics of movies, celebrity, and black cinema from the silent era to the present. His dissertation focuses on Spike Lee.
He is also an accomplished crossword constructor, with puzzles appearing regularly in the New York Times.