Faculty

Faculty Director and Professor

Ajay Gehlawat, Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 2007, Theatre and Film
Areas of interest: Popular Hindi cinema (aka Bollywood); film theory; film and popular culture

Associate Professor

Christina Baker, Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2007, Sociology
Areas of interest: Film and media representations of race and gender

Professor

Marco Calavita, Ph.D., NYU, 2001, Culture and Communication
Areas of interest: Media and politics; screenwriting; reality TV and film

Lecturer

Ethan de Seife, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005, Film Studies
Areas of interest: American film comedy; animation history and aesthetics; cognitive film theory

Professor

Michaela Grobbel, Ph.D UCLA, 1995, Comparative Literature
Areas of interest: German cinema; ethnic minority studies; feminism and film

Professor

Kim Hester-Williams, Ph.D., UCSD 1999, English
Areas of interest: Cultural studies; representations of race, gender, nature and difference; African American film and African Americans in film

Associate Professor

Ronald Lopez, Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1999, History
Areas of interest: Chicano/Latino cinema; Cuban cinema

Professor

Eric McGuckin, Ph.D., CUNY, Graduate Center, 1997, Anthropology
Areas of interest: Ethnographic film; Bohemian movements through film; new German cinema

Assistant Professor

Talena Sanders, M.F.A., Duke University, 2013, Experimental & Documentary Arts
Areas of interest: Film and media production; experimental and interactive documentary; neorealist cinema

Lecturer

Ingrid Schulz, M.F.A. San Francisco State University, 1996, Cinema.
Areas of interest: Film editing, production and theory; storytelling for VR and AR