​Film Studies Professor / Cultural Theorist / Filmmaker

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Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is the Willa Cather Professor of English and Film Studies
in the Department of English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
,
specializing in film, class, race and gender studies,
as well as eco-critical approaches to film and popular culture.


Her many books include:


Disruptive Feminisms: Raced, Gendered, and Classed Bodies in Film
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2015);

Hoarders, Doomsday Preppers and the Culture of Apocalypse 
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014);

A Short History of Film

(Rutgers University Press, with Wheeler Winston Dixon; third edition 2018);

21st Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation

(Rutgers University Press, with Wheeler Winston Dixon, 2011);

Class-Passing: Social Mobility in Film and Popular Culture

(Southern Illinois University Press, 2005);

Performing Whiteness: Postmodern Re/Constructions

(State University of New York Press, 2003)

Identity and Memory: The Films of Chantal Akerman

(Southern Illinois University Press, 2003);
Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader

(Routledge, 2002);

Troping the Body: Etiquette, Conduct and Dialogic Performance
(Southern Illinois University Press, 2000);
Captive Bodies: Postcolonialism in the Cinema

(State University of New York Press, 1999);

Women Filmmakers of the African and Asian Diaspora: Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity
(Southern Illinois UP, 1997);
Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary
(Greenwood Press, 1995).


Foster's book,Performing Whiteness: Postmodern Re/Constructions,
was cited by the journal Choice as
"Essential . . . one of the Outstanding Academic Books of the Year."