Professor Daniel Boord was the founding Chair of the Department of Critical Media Practices (2015 to 2018). He has served as the acting director for the Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media (2016 to 2018), as well as director of the Film Studies Program (2005 to 2009) and founding director of the Stan Brakhage Center (2011 to 2015). He is known for his collaboration with Argentine artist Luis Valdovino and their exploration of cultural identity at the edges of globalized corporate culture. He has also collaborated with filmmaker Greg Durbin.
Professor Boord and his collaborators explore and test notions of everyday life through the creation of what the art critic and poet David Antin calls “homeless narratives.” Professor Boord’s works have been twice selected for screening by the La Biennale Di Venezia, the Venice Film festival – once in 2000 and then in 2003. His works have been broadcast on WNET, New York, and WGBH, Boston, and presented at the International Public Television Conference in Stockholm. His works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA; the Art Museum; University of California, Berkeley; and the Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. His work has been exhibited at a number of film festivals and in galleries across the world.