• BA Ohio State University 1978
  • MA New York University 1984
  • PhD Ohio State University 1990

Academic interests

Film studies, film theory, gender theory, American film genres, artists and history, film biography and stardom and acting


Finalist, Theatre Library Association Richard Wall Memorial Award 2011, for Whose Lives Are They Anyway: The Biopic as Contemporary Film Genre Indiana University Arts and Humanities Initiative Fellowship, 2002-2003


Acting Male: Masculinities in the Films of James Stewart, Jack Nicholson, and Clint Eastwood (Rutgers University Press, 1994)

Whose Lives Are They Anyway? The Biopic as Contemporary Film Genre (Rutgers University Press, 2010)

Articles in Cinema Journal (1999 and 2006) and (2011); articles in numerous anthologies; entries on Clint Eastwood and Biopics on Oxford Bibliographies Online.

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