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Class of 1937 Professor of Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2016

Mary Ann Doane is Class of 1937 Professor of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive (Harvard, 2002), Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 1991), and The Desire to Desire: The Woman’s Film of the 1940s (Indiana, 1987). In 2007, she edited a special issue of differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, “Indexicality: Trace and Sign.” She has also published a wide range of articles on feminist film theory, sound in the cinema, psychoanalytic theory, sexual and racial difference in film, television, photography, and digital media. She completed her PhD in Speech and Dramatic Art at the University of Iowa, and was the George Hazard Crooker Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.


Doane’s work has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanjing University, among others.

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