Daniel Grinberg is currently pursuing his PhD in Film and Media Studies. Previously, he studied Communication and Culture at Indiana University and English Literature at the University of Virginia. In between, he also taught English at a high school in France and embarked on an ongoing quest to watch every film in the Criterion Collection.

His doctoral scholarship focuses on the the war media practices and technologies of the War on Terror, and how they asymmetrically negotiate the perpetration and experiences of this conflict. He has written on topics including watchlists, virtual reality simulations, drone affect, and the militainment network of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. His research interests also include documentary, surveillance, media and the environment, and spatial studies. He is the Graduate Student Representative of the SCMS Documentary Studies Scholarly Interest Group and a member of the Media Fields Editorial Collective.