Filmmaker / Artist / Author

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Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is the Willa Cather Professor Emerita of 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).

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