Mark Williams received both of his graduate degrees in Critical Studies from The School of Cinema-Television at The University of Southern California. He has previously taught at USC, Loyola Marymount, UC Santa Barbara, and Northwestern. His courses at Dartmouth include surveys of U.S. and international film history, television history and theory, and new media history and theory. He has published in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Télévision: le moment expérimental (1935-1955); No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity; Convergence Media History; New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality; Collecting Visible Evidence; Dietrich Icon; Television, History, and American Culture: Feminist Critical Essays; and Living Color: Race, Feminism, and Television. He directed the Leslie Center Humanities Institute entitled . In conjunction with the Dartmouth College Library, he is the founding editor of an e-journal, . With Adrian Randolph, he co-edits the book series for the University Press of New England. He founded and has twice directed the Dartmouth off-campus program in Los Angeles for The Department of Film and Media Studies. With Michael Casey, he received an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant in 2011 to build the toolset for cinema analysis. In 2014 he received an award for Scholarly Innovation and Advancement at Dartmouth for directing . In 2015 he received an NEH Tier 1 Research and Development grant with John Bell to build the Semantic Annotation Tool (SAT) for use in The Media Ecology Project. His book Remote Possibilities, a History of Early Television in Los Angeles, will be published by Duke University Press.
No Laughing Matter