Term Teaching Professor, Film Studies
Executive Director, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Director of Performing Arts
SpecialtiesHistory, Theory, and Criticism
global cinema, nonfiction film and media, independent film, avant-garde film and media
Ted Barron is the Executive Director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Director of the Performing Arts.
Barron previously served as senior associate director overseeing the Center’s cinema program during which time he led visits to Notre Dame by renowned filmmakers such as Claire Denis, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Larry Karaszewski, Margarethe von Trotta, Benny Safdie, Martin Sheen, and Emilio Estevez.
Barron teaches courses on global cinema, documentary film, German film and avant-garde film. Barron previously served as the senior programmer of the Harvard Film Archive at Harvard University where he organized numerous retrospectives of filmmakers such as Yasujiro Ozu, Andy Warhol, Emile de Antonio, Morris Engel, and Ruth Orkin. He has received honors for his film programming, including a special commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics.
His extensive teaching experience includes lectureships at Harvard University, Montclair State University, Boston University, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Barron earned his doctorate in visual studies from the University of California, Irvine, where his research focused on American independent film and documentary film. He earned a master’s degree in film studies from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Syracuse University.
Representative Publications, Performances, and Creative Works
“Truthmovies are Just Beginning: American Independent Cinema in the Postwar Era” in The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film