Faculty

  • Dr. Janet Cutler
    Janet Cutler is the co-editor of Struggles for Representation: African American Documentary Film and Video (2000). Her recent publications include "Su Friedrich: Rewriting the Rules," in Women's Experimental Cinema (2007), "Don't Say Mammy: Camille Billops's Meditations on Motherhood" in Motherhood Misconceived (2009), and "Reclaiming the Black Family: Charles Burnett, Julie Dash and the ‘L.A. Rebellion'" in The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (2011). Her scholarly interests focus on American independent film (avant-garde and documentary), African-American cinema, and films by and about artists.
  • Dr. Art Simon
    Art Simon is the author of Dangerous Knowledge: The JFK Assassination in Art and Film (1996). He is the co-editor of The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (2011), a four-volume collection of ninety essays spanning the 115 years of American cinema. His "The House I Live In: Albert Maltz and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism," is in Un-American Hollywood (2007). His Special Features Commentary, in collaboration with Robert Sklar, for the DVD of Kid Galahad is part of Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection. His scholarly interests include the history of American film and Jewish-American cultural history. 
  • Dr. Alex Lykidis
    Alex Lykidis has written for a variety of publications including Cineaste, Spectator, A Companion to Michael Haneke (2010) and The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (2011). His most recent essay, "Migration on Fim: Narrative, Genre, Spectatorship" will appear in The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (2012). He is also the author of the SparkNotes Film Studies guide. His current research focuses on representations of citizenship as mediated by race, ethnicity and immigration status in contemporary European cinema.