Alice Lovejoy is a film, media, and cultural historian whose research examines institutional and governmental media cultures from a transnational perspective. At the Science History Institute, she will work on Cinema’s Militant Chemistry: Film and its Raw Materials, a history of film stock that—via the intertwined histories of the Tennessee Eastman Corporation and Agfa’s film plant in Wolfen, Germany—removes cinema from the context of the culture industry, considering it instead as part of the chemical industry.

Lovejoy is associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and the Graduate Program in Moving Image, Media, and Sound at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is the author of the award-winning Army Film and the Avant Garde: Cinema and Experiment in the Czechoslovak Military (Indiana University Press, 2015), and editor, with Mari Pajala, of Remapping Cold War Media: Institutions, Infrastructures, Translations (Indiana University Press, 2022). She has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, and the Howard Foundation, and her research has been published in journals including Screen, The Moving Image, boundary 2, and Film Comment, where she is a former managing editor.