Zach Yost

Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Documentary and Evidence, Mimesis, Philosophy of Technology, Spectatorship, Phenomenology, and the Frankfurt School
Education: MA, Humanities, University of Chicago (2018); BA, Economics, University of Chicago (2018)


Zach Yost is a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. His research considers how audiovisual recording technologies capture physical and social moments, and how public reception and perception of those moments informs political identities. This work concerns participatory media, cinéma vérité, experimental documentary, and philosophies of spectatorship and perception. He also enjoys films about time.