MA, University of California-Los Angeles
PhD, University of California-Los Angeles
Teaching and Research Interests:
Classical Film Theory
Global Women Directors
National Cinemas (Europe, Asia, Middle East)
Film and the Other Arts (music, dance, theater, painting)
Cinema and Digital Culture
Tami Williams is an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies. She recently published a monograph on 1920s French avant-garde feminist and filmmaker, Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations (U. Illinois Press). Her current research on wordlessness and gesture explores the relationship between turn-of-the-century performance arts (modern pantomime, symbolist theater, burlesque, modern dance), early cinema, and contemporary contemplative cinema. She is also editing a special issue of AMIA’s journal The Moving Image on Early Cinema and the Archives.
She has published articles in multiple languages (French, Italian, German, Greek, Slovenian) for editors and journals such as 1895 (Paris), Cinéma (Bologna), Cinémathèque française (Paris), Ekran (Lubiana), Framework (N. America), Kinémathek (Frankfurt), and the Olympic Museum (Lausanne), and has curated film programs for the Block Cinema (Chicago), Musée d’Orsay (Paris), Cinema Ritrovato (Bologna), Giornate del Cinema Muto (Pordenone), Greek Film Archive (Athens), and the National Gallery (Washington D.C.).Her research and teaching interests include Archive Studies, Silent Cinema, Classical Film Theory, Global Women Directors, National Cinemas, Film and the Other Arts (music, dance, theater, painting), as well as Cinema and Digital Culture.