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Patricia White

Eugene Lang Research Professor and Department Chair of Film & Media Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies


  2. Phone: (610) 328-8148
  3. Kohlberg 111A, on leave Spring 2018
Patricia White

Patricia White is a feminist film scholar and advocate and Eugene Lang Research Professor of Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College. She is currently working on a book about US independent women filmmakers. She is author of Women’s Cinema/World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms (Duke University Press, 2015) and Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability (Indiana University Press, 1999). Her essays on women's and lgbtq cinema have been published in Camera Obscura, Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, GLQ, and Screen and in edited collections including Reframing IndieSisters in the LifeA Feminist Reader in Early Cinema, Out in Culture and Inside/Out. She has also written for LARB and Public Books. 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, 5th ed. 2018) and co-editor with Corrigan and Meta Mazaj of Critical Visions in Film Theory (Bedford St. Martin’s, 2011). She serves on the boards of the non-profit feminist media arts organization Women Make Movies and the magazine Film Quarterly and is a member of the editorial collective of the feminist film journal Camera Obscura.