Alissa Wilkinson writes about film, pop culture, postmodernity, and religion. Currently, she is a film critic for Vox Media. She is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.
Before joining Vox, Wilkinson was the chief film critic at Christianity Today. Her work has appeared at Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Vulture, RogerEbert.com, The Atlantic, Books & Culture, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Paste, and Pacific Standard.
Wilkinson is an associate professor of English and humanities at The King's College in New York City. She teaches criticism, cinema studies, writing, and cultural theory. She is the co-author with Robert Joustra, of "How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World."
Wilkinson received her M.A. in humanities and social thought from New York University and her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Seattle Pacific University.