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Daniel ReynoldsAssociate Professor, On Leave Spring 2024

Daniel Reynolds’s research focuses on media, embodiment, and the mind. He is interested in particular in how films and video games depict psychology and stimulate psychological responses in their users. At Emory, he teaches courses in media theory, video games, media technology, authorship, and the psychology of media use.

Dr. Reynolds is the author of the book Media in Mind (Oxford University Press, 2019) and has published essays in Film Quarterly, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, and Game Studies, among other venues. He is currently working on a new book about the relationship between film technology and conceptions of cinematic authorship.

He is a faculty affiliate of Emory’s Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture.



  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
  • MFA, Boston University, 2004
  • BA, University of Oregon, 2001