Professor and Department Chair
Film and Media Studies
Patricia White is a scholar of feminist film and professor and chair of Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College. Her book Women’s Cinema/World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms has recently been published by Duke University Press. She is the author of Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability (Indiana University Press 1999) and her work has been published in Camera Obscura, Cinema Journal, GLQ, Screen and in the edited collections Inside/Out and A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema, among others. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she worked with Teresa de Lauretis, and she is editor of de Lauretis’ Figures of Resistance: Essays in Feminist Theory (Illinois University Press, 2007). She is co-author with Timothy Corrigan of the widely adopted introductory film textbook The Film Experience (Bedford St. Martin’s 4th ed. 2014) and co-editor with Corrigan and Meta Mazaj of Critical Visions in Film Theory (Bedford St. Martin’s 2011). She serves on the board of the non-profit feminist media arts organization Women Make Movies and is an advisory editor for Film Quarterly and the feminist film journal Camera Obscura, where she served for many years on the editorial collective.