College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Faculty Bio

Skrodzka-Bates, Aga

Skrodzka-Bates, Aga

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

Books (Published)

Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europe. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“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].

“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;].

“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)

“Clandestine Human and Cinematic Passages in the United Europe: The Polish Plumber and Kieślowski’s Hairdresser.” Studies in Eastern European Cinema 2.1 (2011) [in production, forthcoming March 2011]

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.


Vending Machine Committee grant for the Clemson edition of The Southern Circuit Independent Filmmakers Series, 2010-2011. Funded.

Idol-South Award, 2010, Clemson. Funded.