Dr Jessica Balanzategui is an Affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) from RMIT University. 

Dr Balanzategui is a Senior Lecturer in Media at RMIT University. Her research addresses intersections between screen genres, technological, and industrial change, with specialties in streaming video on demand, emergent genres in participatory digital cultures, horror, weird and Gothic genres, and screen genres for and about children.  

Her research has been widely published in leading international journals including New Media and Society, Convergence, The Journal of Visual Culture, and Television and New Media, and her books include The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema (Amsterdam UP, 2018) and Netflix, Dark Fantastic Genres, and Intergenerational Viewing: Family Watch Together TV (with Baker and Sandars, Routledge, 2023).

She is the Founding Editor of Amsterdam University Press’s Horror and Gothic Media Cultures series, and was awarded the 2020 AFI Research Collection Fellowship for her archival research on Australian children’s TV. Jessica also has a regular slot as an expert media commentator on ABC radio.