Jacob Mertens

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  • Teaching Assistant
  • Film
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Jacob Mertens holds a B.A. in film studies from UNC Wilmington. His research interests at UW Madison include animation, the avant-garde, and Asian cinema. Beyond his studies, he works as a freelance writer and critic and has contributed to a number of publications including Film International, Bright Lights Film Journal, New Statesman, and The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds. He also works as Review Editor for Film International and a film programmer for the Cucalorus Film Festival.


  • B.A. Film Studies, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, 2012