Core Faculty

NameTitle/InterestEmail
Catherine Benamou
Benamou
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: Hispanophone and Lusophone cinema and television, U.S. Latino media, Orson Welles and maverick cinema, transnational flows, spectatorship, Cinematic memory and cultures of preservation
Published Books
cbenamou@uci.edu
Desha Dauchan
Dauchan
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Interests: Media and Activism, African-American Film, African Diaspora Cinema, Screenwriting & Film Production
ddauchan@uci.edu
Sohail Daulatzai
Daulatzai
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: African American studies, Postcolonial Theory, Race, Hip Hop, Muslim Diasporas
Published Books
sdaulatz@uci.edu
Bambi Haggins
Haggins
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: Black African-American Comedy in Film, Television History, Digital Media and Performance, Comedy as Social and Political Discourse, African-American Studies, American Studies
Published Books
bhaggins@uci.edu
Kristen Hatch
Hatch
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and Director of Visual Studies
Interests: American Film History, Stardom, Histories of Race, Gender and Sexuality, Childhood, Melodrama
Published Books
khatch@uci.edu
Lucas Hilderbrand
Hilderbrand
Director of Undergraduate Studies for FMS
Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: Queer Cultures and Media, Cultural Studies, Documentary, Pornography, Popular Music, Video Art, Histories of Technology
Published Books
lucas.h@uci.edu
Victoria E. Johnson
Johnson
Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: Television, Critical Race Theory, Sound, Media Policy, Sport
Published Books
v.e.johnson@uci.edu
Peter Krapp
Krapp
Professor of Film and Media Studies; English; Informatics; Music
Interests: Media History, Digital Culture, Secret Communications , Cultural Memory, Models and Simulations, History of Computing, Film Music, Title Design, Media Theories, Secret communications and cybernetics (cryptologic history), Cultural memory and media history (games and simulations, history of computing), Aesthetic communication (title design, film music)
Published Books
krapp@uci.edu
Bliss Cua Lim
Lim
Ph.D. New York University, Professor of Film and Media Studies; Visual Studies
Interests: Philippine Cinema, film archives, cinematic and queer temporality, queer Asian cinemas, postcolonial and feminist film theory, transnational horror and the fantastic
Published Books
bliss.lim@uci.edu
Catherine Liu
Liu
Professor of Film and Media Studies and Comparative Literature
Interests: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Culture Wars, Frankfurt School, Historiography of Critical Theory/Cultural Studies, Surveillance, Cold War Culture and Neoliberalism
Published Books
catherine.liu@uci.edu
Glen Mimura
Mimura
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: Minoritarian and Political Film, Media and Race, Popular Culture and Social Movements
Published Books
gmimura@uci.edu
Allison Perlman
Perlman
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and History
Interests: History of Broadcasting, American Social Movements, Media Law and Policy, Media Activism, Popular Memory
Published Books
aperlman@uci.edu
Fatimah Tobing Rony
Rony
Department Chair and Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: Narrative and Documentary Film Production, Visual Biopolitics, History and Theory of Ethnographic Film, Transnational Cinema, Postcolonial Studies, Feminist Film Theory, Visual Studies
Published Books
fatimah@uci.edu
Bonnie Ruberg
Ruberg
Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: Digital Media, Game Studies, Technology, Queer Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Gender Studies, Video Games, Feminism, Digital Humanities
bruberg@uci.edu
Braxton Soderman
Soderman
Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies
Interests: Digital and New Media Studies, Video Games, Networks, Digital Art & Electronic Literature
asoderma@uci.edu