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Dr. Anna Cooper

  • Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television

PhD Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick
MA Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick
BA Philosophy, Columbia University

Anna Cooper’s research interests include classical and contemporary Hollywood, transnational and postcolonial cinemas, representations of gender, film spatialities, feminist film and media studies, and film-philosophy.

Her forthcoming monograph, titled An American Abroad: European Travel, American Imperialism, and Postwar Hollywood Cinema, looks at 1950s Hollywood films about European travel. It interrogates these films for the rich ways in which they work to validate America’s neo-colonialist presence in postwar Europe. 

Dr. Cooper is also co-editing an anthology, Projecting the World: Representing the “Foreign” in Classical Hollywood, which collects current research on representations of foreign and international space in classical Hollywood cinema.

Her latest project uses quantitative methods to assess the presence (or absence) of the voices of women and minorities in contemporary processes of film canonization and listmaking.