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, .
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.