Associate Professor, Film Studies
Office: 712 Strode
Film Theory, Transnational and Post-Socialist Cinemas
Focus: Film, Gender Theory and Transnational Studies
Research Interests: Film theory, transnational cinema, postsocialist cultures, narratives of exile and displacement, alternative aesthetics.
Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europe. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
“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]
“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]
“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.