Graduate students at IUP have an opportunity to complete their dissertations on film-related studies, several of which are included here. IUP doctoral graduates have also been prolific after graduation.

Film Studies Dissertations Completed at IUP

(Most accessible through Proquest Theses and Dissertations)

  • Mariadass, Mary Vasanthi. Narration memory and representations of the other in Godard's "King Lear," 2003.
  • Bernard Glenn Neff. A study of director Hal Ashby: Redefining white masculinity in a time of crisis, 2006.
  • Heather Lynn Duda. An examination of the contemporary monster hunter in popular culture: Murderers and men of God, 2006.
  • Robert Alan Marcink. The depiction of the working class in American films of the counterculture era, 2009.
  • Kyla Hammond. Imprisonment or empowerment? A study of contemporary women's films and their audiences, 2006.
  • Aishia D. Bailey. Speaking through stereotypes: A comparative study of black women's performance styles in selected American films, 2008.
  • Courtney Judith Grieneisen. Inter-colonialism: Onscreen representations of Italian-Americans, 2012.
  • Stacey Leigh Mascia. Social Agency of Sideshow Performers in Literature and Film: An Analysis of Panoptic, Clinical, and Educative Gaze Constructs, 2013.

Books by IUP PhD graduates

The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture by Heather L. DudaHeather L. Duda, The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture, MacFarland Pr., 2008.

The Working Class in American Film by Robert A. MarcinkThe Working Class in American Film: The Creation of Image and Culture by Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s By Robert Marcink, Cambria Pr., 2011.