Daniel Bernardi is a cultural studies scholar and documentary filmmaker in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. His research explores the representation and narration of race and ethnicity in film, television and popular culture. He is currently extending this work to address culture conflict, transmediation, and the shifting American narrative in the Middle East. He is the author of Star Trek and History: Race-ing Toward a White Future (1998), co-author of Narrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamist Extremism and the Struggle for Strategic Influence (2012), editor of the Rutgers University Press book series, War Culture, and the Director of the Veterans Documentary Corps at SF State. A Naval Reserve officer, he has served in Italy, Iraq, Indonesia, Oceania and Vietnam (2012), among other areas of the U.S. and world.
- Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
- M.A., University of Arizona, Tucson
- B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson
- Bernardi, D., Cheong P., Lundry C., and Ruston, S. Narrative Landmines: Islamist Extremism and the Uses of Rumor in the Struggle for Strategic Influence. In Press. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
- Bernardi, D., ed. (2009). Filming Difference: Actors, Directors, Producers, and Writers on Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Film. Austin: University of Texas Press.
- Bernardi, D., ed. (2007). The Persistence of Whiteness: Race and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema. New York: Routledge.
- Bernardi, D., ed. (2001). Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
- Bernardi, D. (1998) Star Trek and History: Race-ing toward a White Future. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
- Bernardi, D., ed. (1996) The Birth of Whiteness: Race and Emergence of U.S. Cinema. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.