Randall Halle

  • Director of Film and Media Studies Program (on sabbatical 2019-2020)

Randall Halle is the Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also Director of the Film and Media Studies Program.

His books include The Europeanization of Cinema, German Film after Germany, Queer Readings in Social Philosophy and the co-edited volumes After the Avant-Garde and Light Motives.  His essays have appeared in journals such as New German CritiqueScreen, Camera Obscura, German Quarterly, and Film-Philosophy.  Halle works primarily on film and visual culture.  His next book Visual Alterity is forthcoming and he is turning his attention to European Dis/Union.

Halle has received grants from the NEH, the DAAD, and the SSRC. For the academic year 2004-5 he was a Senior Fellow in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Free University. In 2006 he was offered the honor of being the first occupant of the newly endowed Jonas Chair at the University of Pittsburgh. Academic year 2009-2010 he was a Senior Fulbright Researcher in Berlin.

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1995