Douglas Purdy

Douglas Purdy
Manager of the Humanities Film Office

M-Th 10:00 - 5:00
F 12:00 - 5:00

Douglas Purdy is the Manager of the Humanities Film Office. He handles all media and equipment requests for MIT Humanities faculty, maintains the film archives (a collection of over 3500 films), provides student projectionists and reserves rooms for film screenings. He also helps with certain projects for the Literature and CMS departments. He is the teaching assistant for an MIT film class, Kung Fu Cinema: Transnational Perspectives (21F.046).

Purdy has been a DJ at WZBC’s Beyond the QE2: Future Funk Radio, one of Boston’s longest-running dance shows. He has completed a horror novel and is currently plodding through the second. If he could invite any of his favorite writers to dinner, the list would include David Goodis, H.P. Lovecraft, Flannery O’Connor, Franz Kafka, Richard Wright and Ramsey Campbell – such a cheery bunch. He is a fan of all Boston sports teams, and he finds comfort swimming laps.