Jonathan M. Hall is a film researcher and curator in Media Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. An expert in Japanese film culture, Jonathan's research profile extends to avant-garde art and digital technology on the one hand and to film's intersections with literature and history on the other. He is interested in how Japanese arts both express and question dominant culture. In the mid 1990s, Jonathan co-curated JPEX: Japanese Experimental Film, 1955-now, the most extensive program of Japanese experimental film to tour outside Japan. Jonathan has also taught at the University of Chicago, the University of California, and the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo. He pursued his graduate work simultaneously at the University of Tokyo and the University of California Santa Cruz.