Professor of Film Studies
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Director of Film Studies Program
Alexandra Keller is the professor of Film Studies. She received her B.A. in Art History from Harvard and her Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from NYU. She specializes in the American Western, cinema and the postmodern, avant-garde and experimental film, and the relationship between cinema and other forms of artistic and cultural production,and has published work on all of these topics. She is the author of James Cameron (Routledge). Her next book is The Endless Frontier: Westerns and American Identity from Reagan to Bush II. She is also working on projects about consumer culture and cinema in 1950s America and the connections and disconnections between experimental movingimage practices in the context of galleries and museums and more traditional exhibition sites. She annually teaches the Introduction to Film class and the Seminar in Film Theory, and also teaches classes on Global Cinema, Women and Cinema, the avant-garde andvisual culture, the Western, and a series of classes on American film and culture from the invention of cinema to the present.