Patrice Petro

Vice Provost, International Education
 (414) 229-4253
 Garland Hall 102A


PhD, Film History and Theory, Communication Studies, Broadcasting and Film, University of Iowa 1986.
MA, Modern European History, Modern American History, University of California-Santa Barbara 1982.
BA, Film Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara 1979, summa cum laude.
BA, History, University of California-Santa Barbara 1979, summa cum laude.
Patrice Petro CV

Professional Activities:

President, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS): 2007-2011
Past President: 2011-2013
President-Elect: 2005-2007
Treasurer: 2002-2005

Courses Taught:


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
Internationalism and Globalization
Feminst and critical theory

Representative/Recent Publications:

Petro, Patrice S. The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender. Routledge Press, .
Petro, Patrice S. ‘Classical Feminist Film Theory: Then and (Mostly) Now. Routledge Press, .
Petro, Patrice. ‘Interview with Mary Ann Doane’. . Society for Cinema and Media Studies, .
Petro, Patrice S., ed. “Movie Migrations: Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema.” New Directions in International Studies, for which I serve as editor. Rutgers University Press, (2015).
Petro, Patrice S. ‘Interview with Thomas Elsaesser’. . Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2015.
Fisher, Lucy, and Petro, Patrice S., eds. Teaching Film. Modern Language Association, 2012.
Aneesh, Aneesh, Hall, John L., and Petro, Patrice S., eds. Beyond Globalization: Making New Worlds in Art, Media, and Social Practice. Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Petro, Patrice S., ed. Idols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s. Rutgers University Press, 2010: 328.
Martin, Andrew V., and Petro, Patrice S., eds. Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the ‘War on Terror’. Rutgers University Press, 2006: 256.
Petro, Patrice S. Aftershocks of the New: Feminism and Film History. Rutgers University Press, 2002: 216.
Petro, Patrice S., ed. Fugitive Images: From Photography to Video. Indiana University Press, 1995: 192.
Petro, Patrice S. Joyless Streets: Women and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany. Princeton University Press, 1989.