Joceline Andersen is a sessional instructor in Film and Theatre in UBC. She received her PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University in Montreal. Her research in the field of film studies focuses on audience reception, popular cinema, and internet viewing. She is currently working on a book on the history of the cameo role from the early 20th century to the present, examining how audiences use their recognition of cameos to interact with mass entertainment while affirming their mastery of celebrity culture. She has published several peer-reviewed articles on topics including cinematic representations of technology, LGBT film festivals, and community building through online video sharing.