Sabrina Negri (Ph.D. 2017, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago) is a film scholar, archivist, and preservationist. Her current work focuses on the digital preservation of analog moving images and the evidentiary value of film materials, but her broader research interests include the history of Italian colonial cinema and issues of epistemology in detective fiction. She has presented at international conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and her essays have appeared in the FIAF Journal of Film Preservation, Cinema&Cie, Film Criticism, and other academic journals.
Professor Negri is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House, and worked for three years as a preservationist at the film archive of the National Cinema Museum in Turin, Italy. She also holds a Master’s degree in American Studies and one in Cinema and Media Studies, both from the University of Turin, Italy.
In 2009, she was awarded the Haghefilm Foundation Fellowship to preserve the only existing copy of a Two-Color Kodachrome screen test from 1922: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOFH-gl1cpQ&t=30s
At CU, Prof. Negri teaches Film History I and II, as well as a variety of courses in film analysis, film genre, and film preservation.
"Painting, Mirrors, Memories. Epistemological Paths in Dario Argento's Profondo Rosso." La Valle dell'Eden. Forthcoming, 2018
“I Saw, Therefore I Know? Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man and the Epistemological Potential of the Photographic Image.” Film Criticism 41.1 (2017).
“Simulating the Past. Digital Preservation of Moving Images and the 'End of Cinema'.” Cinéma&Cie XVI.26/27 (Spring/Fall 2016): 45-53.
“Nitrate Did Wait. And It Looks Fabulous.” Aniki. Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image 2.2 (2015): 394-399.
“San Paolo Film: Education through Cinema in Post-War Italy.” In Can We Learn Cinema? Knowledge, Training, the Profession. (Udine, Italy: University of Udine Press, 2013).
“Digital Cinema, Analogical Archives, Film Historiography: The Missing Links.” Intermédialités. Histoire et théorie des arts, des lettres et des techniques 18 (Autumn 2011): 71-84. Co-authored by Luca Giuliani.