Professor of English and Film Studies
Vice Provost for International Education
Ph.D., Film History and Theory, Communication Studies, Broadcasting and Film, University of Iowa 1986.
M.A., Modern European History, Modern American History, University of California-Santa Barbara 1982.
B.A., Film Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara 1979, summa cum laude.
B.A., History, University of California-Santa Barbara 1979, summa cum laude.
President, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS): 2007-2011
Past President: 2011-2013
English 390 - Classical Film Criticism and Theory
English 395 - Feminist Film Criticism and Theory
Film Studies 590 - Contemporary Film Theory
Global Studies 190 - Think Tank Learning Community
Global Studies 571 - Global Security: Future Trends
International Studies 550 - Capstone Seminar: Rethinking Surveillance Culture
English 741 - Backgrounds of Modernism: French and German Modernism
English 743 - Film Studies: Reinventing Film Studies
English 876 - Seminar in Mass Culture: Visual Culture
English 877 - Seminar in Film Theory: Theories of History and Historiography
Research and Teaching Interests:
Film history, criticism, and theory
Theories of modernism and modernity
Feminist and critical theory
Aftershocks of the New: Feminism and Film History, Rutgers University Press, 2002.
Joyless Streets: Women and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany, Princeton University Press, 1989.
Edited and co-edited
Teaching Film, (co-edited with Lucy Fischer), MLA Options for Teaching Series, 2012.
Beyond Globalization: Making New Worlds in Media, Art, and Social Practices, (co-edited with A. Aneesh and Lane Hall), Rutgers University Press 2011.
Idols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s, Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the ‘War on Terror’, (co-edited with Andrew Martin), Rutgers University Press, 2006.
Global Currents: Media and Technology Now, (co-edited with Tasha Oren), Rutgers University Press, 2004.
Global Cities: Cinema, Architecture, and Urbanism in a Digital Age, (co-edited with Linda Krause), Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights, (co-edited with Mark Bradley), 2002, Rutgers University Press.
Fugitive Images: From Photography to Video, ed. Patrice Petro, Indiana University Press, 1995.
Series Editor, “New Directions in International Studies,” sponsored by Rutgers University Press. Titles include (in addition to those listed above):
Linda Krauss, Sustaining Cities: Urban Policies, Practices, and Perceptions, 2012.
Lisa Parks and James Schwoch, Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries, and Cultures, 2012.
Daniel Bernardi, Pauline Cheong, Chris Lundry, and Scot Ruston, Narrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamic Extremism, and the Struggle for Strategic Influence, 2012.
Dora Apel, War Culture and the Contest of Images, 2012.
Cristina Venegas, Digital Dilemmas: The State, the Individual, and Digital Media in Cuba, 2010.
Freya Schiwy, Indianizing Film: Decolonization, the Andes, and the Question of Technology, 2009.
Melissa A. Fitch, Side Dishes: Latina American Women, Sex, and Cultural Production, 2009.
Peter Paik and Marcus Bullock, Aftermaths: Exile, Migration, Diaspora Reconsidered, 2008.
Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights, 2007.