UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Programs / Graduate

Graduate Placement


Ph.D. 2016

Christopher Goetz

Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa


Ph.D. 2015

Irene Chien

Assistant Professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College


Ph.D. 2014

George Larkin

Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Design, Woodbury University

Irina Leimbacher

Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Keene State College

Erica Levin

Assistant Professor of History of Art, Ohio State University

Andrew Moisey

Assistant Professor of History of Art, Cornell University

Kevin Wynter

Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University


Ph.D. 2013

Kristopher Fallon

Assistant Professor of Cinema and Digital Media, University of California, Davis

Rielle Navitski

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Georgia

Damon Young

Assistant Professor of Film and Media and French, University of California, Berkeley


Ph.D. 2011

Laura Horak

Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Carleton University

Irina Leimbacher

Assistant Professor, Film Studies, Keene State College, New Hampshire

Jennifer Malkowski

Assistant Professor of Comparative Media Studies and Film Studies Department of Media, Journalism, and Film, Miami University of Ohio


Ph.D. 2010

Scott Ferguson

Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, University of South Florida

Meredith Hoy

Assistant Professor, Department of Art, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Amy Rust

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, University of South Florida


Ph.D. 2009

Amy Corbin

Assistant Professor, Department of Film Studies, Muhlenberg College

Douglas Cunningham

Assistant Professor, Department of English and Fine Arts, Air Force Academy

Tung-hui Hu

Postdoctoral Scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows, and Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 2009-2012

Anupama Kapse

Film and Media Studies, Queens College, City University of New York


Ph.D. 2008

Steve Choe

Assistant Professor, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa

Hoang Nguyen

Assistant Professor, Film Studies in the Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College


Ph.D. 2006

Scott Combs

Assistant Professor, St. John's University in Queens, New York City, English Department.

Minette Hillyer

Lecturer, Department of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Ph.D. 2005

Ara Osterweil

Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University


Ph.D. 2004

Guo-Juin Hong

Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Director, Program in the Arts of the Moving Image; Academic Director, Duke in LA Program; Duke University

Maria St John

Training Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Francisco; Chair, Feminist Psychology Program, New College Graduate Psychiatry Program

Frank Wilderson

Professor, African-American Studies and Drama, UC Irvine


Ph.D. 2003

Jonah Ross

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theater Arts, Portland State University

Domietta Torlasco

Assistant Professor, French and Italian, Northwestern University

Roy Vallis

Lecturer, Writing Program, University of California, Santa Barbara


Designated Emphasis

Juan Ospina Leon (Spanish and Portuguese, 2015)

Asst. Professor of Hispanic Studies, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, The Catholic University of America

Todd Barnes (Rhetoric, 2010)

Assistant Professor of Literature, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mona El-Sherif (Political Science, 2010)

Assistant Professor of Arabic, Colorado College

David Pettersen (French, 2008)

Assistant Professor of Film Studies, and French Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh

Elisabeth Anker (Political Science, 2007)

Assistant Professor, American Studies, George Washington University

Zeynep Gürsel (Anthropology, 2007)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

June Hwang (German, 2007)

University of Rochester, Assistant Professor of English and Associated Faculty, Visual and Cultural Studies

Rani Neutill (Ethnic Studies, 2007)

Harvard University, Committee on Degrees in History and Literature

Polina Barskova (Slavic, 2006)

Assistant Professor of Russian Literature; Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies Faculty, Hampshire College

Jane McGonigal (Performance Studies, 2006)

Games designer and researcher, lecturer, consultant

Christopher Oscarson (Scandinavian, 2006)

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Classics and Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University

Minh-ha T. Pham (Ethnic Studies, 2006)

New York University. Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Social and Cultural Analysis

Andrey Shcherbenok (Rhetoric, 2006)

Three-year post-doc, Columbia University, Society of Fellows; since 2010, Fellow, Russian and Slavonic Studies, The University of Sheffield

Reid Davis (Performance Studies, 2005)

Adjunct Professor, Department of Performing Arts, Saint Mary's College, Moraga; also works extensively as a theater director.

Deborah Shamoon (Japanese, 2005)

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Notre Dame

Andrew Uroskie (Rhetoric, 2005)

Assistant Professor, Art Department, Stony Brook University (fields of specialization: Late Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography and the Moving Image)

Christopher Caes (Slavic, 2004)

Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Florida

Kirsten Cather (Japanese, 2004)

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, University of Texas, Austin

José Alaniz (Comparative Literature, 2003)

Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Washington

Jennifer Kapczynski (German, 2003)

Assistant Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University, St Louis

Arne Lunde (Scandinavian, 2003)

Assistant Professor, The Scandinavian Section, University of California, Los Angeles

Lucia Galleno (Spanish and Portuguese, 2002)

Professor of Spanish, Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina

Jared Sexton (Ethnic Studies, 2002)

Associate Professor, African American Studies and Film and Media Studies, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine

Cari Borja (Anthropology, 2001)

Clothes designer. See Cariborja.com

Lilya Kaganovsky (Comparative Literature, 2000)

Associate Comparative University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign