Marina Levina is a lecturer in the Media Studies Program at UC Berkeley and a member of the Berkeley Center for New Media. She teaches on the subjects of visual communication, the role of mass media and new media in society, television studies, and monster films. Her expertise is in the field of cultural studies of science and technology, including the effects of information technologies and new media on social, cultural, and political life, the current evolution of biotechnology and health information technology, and the cultural implication of genetic research.
Her current research includes articles on personal genomics and privatization of genetic information, democratization of scientific/medical enterprise via information technologies, and popular culture's representation of scientific data and research. She is a co-editor of a book titled “Post-Global Network and Everyday Life” (forthcoming from Peter Lang in 2010) and she is completing a manuscript titled “Life as a Virus, Life as a Code: Biopolitics of Control over Posthuman Life.”