Megan Ratner contributes regularly to Film Quarterly, Film Comment, Cineaste, and Bright Lights Film Journal, where she is an associate editor. She has also contributed to Frieze, Filmmaker, Senses of Cinema, Art on Paper, Black Book, Art/Text, and Border Crossings, among other publications. She co-curated a series on Italian postwar cinema at the American Academy in Rome and has talked on critical writing at New York University, Dartmouth, Roger Williams College, and Claremont College. Prior to her graduation from Reed College, she spent much of her childhood living and traveling in Europe and South America, attending ten schools in three different languages. Based in New York City, she has lived in Ireland, Germany, and, on several fortunate occasions, in Rome, the Marches and the Abruzzi, Italy.