Associate Professor, Film Studies
Office: 712 Strode
Focus: Film, Gender Theory and Transnational Studies
Research Interests: Film theory, transnational cinema, postsocialist cultures, narratives of exile and displacement, alternative aesthetics.
Selected Professional Works
Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europe. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)
“Cinematic Fairytales of Mobility in Post-Wall Europe: Hanna v. Mona” East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema. Eds. Michael Gott and Todd Herzog [Edinburgh University Press, 2015]
“Subjectivity and the Ethics of Duty in Michael Mann’s Cinema” The Philosophy of Michael Mann. Ed. Steven Sanders [University Press of Kentucky, pp. 200-214, 2014]
“Woman’s Body and Her Pleasure in the Celluloid Erotica of Walerian Borowczyk” Studies in European Cinema [pp.67-79, vol. 8:1, 2011]
“Clandestine Human and Cinematic Passages in the United Europe: The Polish Plumber and Kieślowski’s Hairdresser” Studies in Eastern European Cinema [pp.75-90, vol. 2:1, 2011].
“Streets of Crocodiles in the New Europe” Third Text [pp. 663-668, vol. 25:5, 2011]
“The American Gangster Is Dead: The Incarnate Emptiness in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed” The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese. Ed. Mark T. Conard. [University Press of Kentucky, second edition, pp. 247-261, 2009].
“History from Inside Out: The Vernacular Cinema of Jan Jakub Kolski” KinoKultura [Special Issue 2, 2005; http://www.kinokultura.com/specials/2/skrodzka.shtml].
“Body, Technology, and Identity Politics in John Woo’s Face/Off” genre: An International Journal of Literature and the Arts [pp. 126-139, vol. 25, 2005]
Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Accepted or Submitted)
"Disempowering Knowledge: How to Teach Not to Help" Teaching Transnational Cinema, eds. Katarzyna Marciniak and Bruce Bennett. [Routledge AFI Series, in press]
Conference Presentations (Delivered)
“Peddling Bodies: Sexploitation Element in Films about Sex Slavery” Cine-Excess IV: The Fourth International Conference on Global Cult Film Traditions, London. April 2010.
“Grounded: Vernacular Cinema of East Central Europe” The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles. March 2010.
Gentry Endowment for Teaching Excellence in Humanities, 2012-13.
Vending Machine Committee grant for the Clemson edition of The Southern Circuit Independent Filmmakers Series, 2010-2011. Funded.
Idol-South Award, 2010, Clemson. Funded.