Kathleen Newman

Old portraits with spanish text.
Associate Professor
Education: 
PhD, Stanford University
Office: 
W209 Adler Journalism Building
Phone: 
319-335-2821
Office Hours: 
e-mail for appointment
Selected Publications: 

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2011 Best Edited Collection Award: World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives, AFI Film Reader (American Film Institute). Co-edited by Natasa Durovicova and Kathleen Newman (New York and London: Routledge, 2009)

Research Interests: 
Latin American, Chicano, Spanish, & World Cinemas; Narrative, Feminist, & Literary Theory; Latin American Studies; Globalization; Transnational Culture

Kathleen Newman is a Latin Americanist whose research focuses on theoretical questions regarding the relation between fictional narrative and politics. Her teaching includes transnational film theory as well as courses on Latin American, Spanish and Chicano Cinemas. Her current research project examines the relation between silent film, early feminist movements, and democratization in Argentina in the period 1910-1935, with close attention being paid to the constitution of a transnational cultural imaginary through both national cinema and imported fiction feature films.

Cluster: 
Film Studies