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Amy Villarejo

Professor, Performing and Media Arts

Schwartz Ctr-Performing Arts, Room 220


Amy Villarejo teaches courses in the history and theory of film, in television and popular culture, and in feminist and queer theory.  Her research has included lesbian and feminist documentary (forthcoming in her book from Duke University Press, Lesbian Rule: Cultural Criticism and the Value of Desire) and in the intersections between cultural studies and cinema (in the collection she edited with Matthew Tinkcom, Keyframes). Her current research focuses on racism and left politics in mid-century American film, television and radio.


  • Performing and Media Arts (PMA)

Graduate Fields

  • Comparative Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Feminist
  • Gender
  • & Sexuality Studies
  • Film and Video Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual and Transgender studies
  • Theatre Arts


  • Feminist
  • Gender
  • and Sexuality Studies (FGSS)
  • Latino Studies Program


  • Documentary and experimental film
  • Television
  • Theories of feminism and sexuality
  • Queer film and culture
  • America in the mid-twentieth century.