Our faculty have a range of research specialties in the literature, film, and media of Asia, Europe, and the Americas. They have published award-winning books on literary theory, silent film, South Asian visual culture, Mexican literature, globalization and cinema, documentary, disability studies, comic books, Chinese cinema, psychoanalytic theory, East European cinema and literature, as well as articles in leading journals in their respective fields.
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LeiLani Nishime was recently appointed adjunct professor of Cinema & Media Studies, and for so many reasons. Professor Nishime’s research focuses on racial representation with particular focus on visual culture and Asian American cultural production. Her monograph, Undercover Asians: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture (Illinois, 2014) asks the question “Why do we see race?” and answers it through case studies in film, television, advertising, museum display, and fine... Read more
Jennifer Bean was featured as the latest Faculty Friday Spotlight on The Whole U, a UW publication for the university's faculty and staff. Read the feature about her work preserving silent films on The Whole U website.
Stephen Groening has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. Congratulations, Steve! We recently caught up with him to ask about his research and teaching, and how he came to cinema and media studies. Where did you grow up? My mother joined the U.S. foreign service when I was a child. When I was seven we moved to London. After a year in London we got transferred to Poznan, Poland, where my school was in the basement of our apartment building and had only four students... Read more
Professor James Tweedie was named 2017 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Tweedie was named one of two Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 2017. He will recieve a $25,000 Film Scholars grant to work on his book project. The Academy Film Scholars program was established in 1999 to support significant new works on film scholarship. According to Tweedie, the project will construct both a history... Read more