Dr. Constance J. Balides

 Associate Professor 
Director, Film Studies Program

 Dr. Constance J. Balides


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph.D.



Film Analysis
Film Theory
U.S. Film History
Special topics courses, including Culture and Commodity, Cinema and the Politics of Writing History, and Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry


Research Interests

Silent cinema
Contemporary cinema
Critical theory and poststructuralist theory
Feminist film historiography
Economy and culture
The archive


Selected Publications and Awards

* Recipient of the 2010 Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship, Tulane University’s highest honor for undergraduate teaching.
* Recipient of the 2013 Pedagogy Award for outstanding pedagogical achievement in Cinema and Media Studies by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
* “Méliès in Hugo or Intertexts as Archive in Contemporary Cinema" in Digital Anachronisms, Celluloid Specters: Essays on the New Silent Cinema, ed. Katherine Groo and Paul Flaig, Routledge, American Film Institute Series (forthcoming 2015).
* "Jurassic Post-Fordism: Tall Tales of Economics in the Theme Park," Screen 41.2 (Summer 2000): 139-160.  Honorable Mention (first runner up), Katherine Kovacs Essay Award, Society for Cinema Studies, 1999-2000. Reprinted in Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, volume 4, ed. Philip Simpson, Andrew Utterson, and K.J. Shepherdson (London: Routledge, 2004), 328-354.



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Tulane University
Department of Communication
219 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118




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