Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D. in English, University of Chicago
Areas of specialization: American film, space and place, urbanism, gender, genre, performance and stardom, sound and popular music
Classes: Global Cinema I, Critical Approaches to Screen Cultures, The Movie Musical, Sinatra, The Apartment Plot, The Child in Cinema, Film and Popular Music
Pamela Robertson Wojcik is a Professor in Film, Television, and Theatre and Concurrent Faculty in American Studies and Gender Studies. She is Past-President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Her work focuses on American film, with particular emphasis on issues of space, gender, performance and genre. She is author of Gidget: Origins of a Teen Girl Transmedia Franchise (forthcoming, Routledge), Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction (Rutgers UP 2016), The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945 to 1975 (Duke UP 2010), and Guilty Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna (Duke UP 1996). She is editor of the Screening Spaces series at Palgrave, co-editor (with Paula J. Massood and Angel D. Matos) of Media Crossroads: Intersections of Space and Identity in Screen Cultures (forthcoming, Duke UP), The Apartment Complex: Urban Living and Global Screen Cultures (Duke University Press 2018), New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s (Rutgers 2011), Movie Acting: The Film Reader (Routledge 2004), and, with Arthur Knight, Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music (Duke UP 2001). She is a 2020 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is working on a book called Unhomed: Mobility and Placelessness in American Cinema.