Amy Villarejo

Professor Emerita


Amy Villarejo joined UCLA’s Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media in 2020.  Previously, she taught at Cornell University (from 1997 to 2020), where she was the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of Humanities in the Department of Performing and Media Arts and Department of Comparative Literature.  Her research focuses on queer cinema and media, critical theory, and television; most recently, she has published the 3rd edition of Film Studies:  The Basics (Routledge 2021) and the Oxford Handbook of Queer Cinema (with Ron Gregg, Oxford UP, 2021).  She has published more than fifty essays in journals and scholarly anthologies, and she serves on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (JCMS) and Film Quarterly.  She is currently at work on a study of 1980s television in Britain and the US.