Christina Petersen

Christian Nielsen Professor of Film Studies

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Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University Tisch School of the Arts

Her teaching and research interests include youth and cinema, film spectatorship and reception studies (particularly the role of space and place of the movie theater), race and ethnicity in American cinema, gender studies, international film history and historiography, and melodrama, horror, and the Gothic in American cinema. She is co-programmer of Eckerd College’s International Cinema series and co-director of the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival. She is the author of The Freshman: Comedy, Class, and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture (Routledge).