Dissertations

Dissertations

Listed by year of graduation

2018

Kelsey Cameron
Veronica Fitzpatrick, Cornell University
  • Dissertation: Pataphysical Networking: Virtuality, Potentiality and the Experimental Works of the Collège de 'Pataphysique, the Oulipo, and the Mouvement Panique
2017
Ljudmila Bilkic, Associate Professor, Kansas State University
Anna Dimitrova
Jedd Hakimi, Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh
Julie Nakama, Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh
Felipe Pruneda Senties, Director of the Writing Center, Hendrix College
John Rhym, Assistant Professor, Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute

Natalie Ryabchikova

Kelly Trimble

2016

Dan Chyutin, Teaching Fellow, Tel Aviv University and Open University of Israel
Richard Beach Gray, Media Analyst, Novetta Advanced Analytics
Natalia Ryabchikova, Lecturer, Moscow Art Theatre School, American Studio

Anne Wesserling, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia

2015

Kevin Flanagan, Term Assistant Professor of English, George Mason University
Candice Wilson, Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Media, University of North Georgia-Gainsville

2014

Erin Alpert

Gavin M. Hicks

Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University
Kathleen Murray, Senior Writer/Editor, MarCom Group, Washington DC

Christopher Nielsen, Educator, Institute for Health and Socioeconomic Policy/National Nurses United

Seung-hwan Shin, Adjunct Instructor in East Asian Studies (NTS), University of Pittsburgh
John Trenz, Certificated Substitute, Los Angeles Unified School District

2013

Kristen Fallica, Digital Strategist, Chicago Humanities Festival

Yvonne Franke, Assistant Professor of German, Midwestern State University

Olga KilmovaVisiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

2012

Ryan Pierson, Assistant Professor, Department of Communications, Media and Film, University of Calgary
Colleen Jankovic, Copyeditor, Grant Writer, and Writing Project Consultant

Yahya Laayouni, Assistant Professor of Arabic and French, Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania

2011

Alison PattersonLecturer in English and Film Studies (NTS), University of Pittsburgh

2010

Tanine Allison, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Emory University
Amy Borden, Assistant Professor of Film and Theater, Portland State University
Rick Warner, Assistant Professor (TTS), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2009

Kara Andersen, Assistant Professor of Film (TS), Brooklyn College
Molly Brown, Research Director, Wise Brother Media
Jill Dione, Retired

Natalia Maria Ramirez-Lopez

Dawn Seckler, Associate Director of Development, Bridgeway Capital

Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College, University of Chicago
Kyle Stevens, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Appalachian State University
Kirsten Strayer

2008

Gregory Allen
Manisha Basu, Associate Professor of English and African Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2007

Amanda Klein, Associate Professor of Film Studies (TS), East Carolina University

2006

Dana Och, Lecturer in English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Wild
  • Dissertation: The Writing on the Screen: Images of Text in the German Cinema from 1920-1949
  • Chair: Marcia Landy (English)
  • Readers: Paul Bové (English), Lucy Fischer (English), Linda Shulte-Sasse (German, McAllister College)

2005

Anustup Basu, Associate Professor of English and Media and Cinema Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dissertation: Mantras of the Metropole: Geo-Televisuality and Contemporary Indian Cinema
  • Chair: Marcia Landy (English)
  • Readers: Paul Bové (English); Eric Clarke (English); Colin MacCabe (English); M. Prasad (Film Theory, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad)
Clare Connors, Instructor (NTS), University of Pittsburgh
  • Dissertation: Hollywood Youth Narratives and the Family Values Campaign 1980-1992
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Troy Boone (English), Marcia Landy (English), Carol Stabile (Communications)

2004

Julia Turner
  • Dissertation: Reading Scars: Circumcision as Textual Trope
  • Chair: Philip Smith (English)
  • Readers:  Lucy Fischer (English), Mariolina Salvatori, Greg Goekjian (Portland State University)

2003

Emily T. Bauman, Master Teacher of Liberal Studies, New York University
  • Dissertation: Dreaming in Crisis: Angels and the Allegorical Imagination in Postwar America
  • Chair: Colin MacCabe (English)
  • Readers: Ronald Judy (English), Jonathan Arac, Nancy Condee (Slavic)
Andrew C. MillerAssociate Professor and Chair of Media Studies and Digital Culture, Sacred Heart University
  • Dissertation: Laying Down the Rules: The American Sports Film Genre From 1872 to 1960
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Jane Feuer (English), Moya Luckett, Carol Stabile (Communications)

Elena Prokhorova

2002

Michael G. Aronson, Associate Professor of English and Director of Cinema Studies, University of Oregon
  • Dissertation: Nickels and Dimes: The Movies in a Rampantly American City, 1914-1923
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Moya Luckett, Jane Feuer, Gregory Waller (University of Kentucky)
Hugh S. Manon, Associate Professor of Screen Studies and Director of the Screen Studies Program, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University
  • Dissertation: As Far As Anyone Knows: Fetishism and the Anti-Televisual Paradoxes of Film Noir
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Valerie Krips, James Knapp, Henry Krips (Communications)

Alexander Prokhorov, Associate Professor, College of William and Mary

2001

Kara Keeling, Associate Professor of Critical Studies and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
  • Dissertation: “Dig If You Will The Picture”: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense
  • Chair:  Marcia Landy (English)
  • Readers: Paul Bové (English), Colin MacCabe (English), Amy Villarejo (Cornell), Wahneema Lubiano (Duke)

2000

Patricia Caillé, Assistant Professor, (TTS) Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg and Institute of European Studies, Paris
  • Dissertation:  French Film Criticism, Authorship, and National Culture in the Mirror of John Cassavetes’s Body, His Life, His Work
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers:  Marcia Landy (English), James Knapp
Ellen Kreger, Associate Dean for Learning and Assessment Services, Mercy College
  • Dissertation: In The Shadow of His Language: Language and Feminine Subjectivity in the Cinema
  • Chair:  Colin MacCabe (English)
  • Readers:  Lucy Fischer (English), Lynn Emanuel, Patrizia Lombardo (French and Italian)
David Sidore, Associate Professor, English, Macon State College

1998

Patrice Fleck, Professor, English, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Dissertation: The Emergence of Date Rape: Feminism, Theory, Institutional Discourse, and Popular Culture
  • Chair: Jane Feuer (English)
  • Readers: Nancy Glazener (English),  Lucy Fischer (English), Carol A. Stabile (Communications)

1997

Anne Ciecko, Associate Professor, Communications, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joy Fuqua, Associate Professor, Media Studies, Queens College
Lori Shorr, Chief Education Officer, Mayor of Philadelphia’s Office
  • Dissertation: Technology, the Natural and the Other: The Case of Childbirth Representations in Contemporary Popular Culture
  • Chair:  Lucy Fischer (English)
  • Readers: Marcia Landy (English), Dana Polan, Iris M. Young (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh)
Amy Villarejo, Professor and Chair, Theatre, Film & Dance Department, Cornell University

1995

Ellen Bishop, Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh
Matthew Tinckom, Associate Professor of Communications, Culture, and Technology and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Georgetown University

1994

Madhava Prasad, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies, Centre for European Studies, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (Hyderabad, India)

1993

John Champagne, Professor of English, Penn State Erie, the Behrend College

1989

Linda Mizejewski, Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University