Member, Board of Directors, 2012-2015
Biography: Haidee Wasson is Associate Professor of Cinema at Concordia University, Montreal. Haidee received her PhD in Communications from McGill University in 1999.
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (EV 2-743)
1455 De Maisonnevuve Blvd. W.
Canada H3G 1M8
Phone: 514 848 2424 x 5040
Fax: 514 848 4599
1999 PhD Graduate Program in Communications
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Teaching and Research Interests: Film History, Media and Cultural History, New and Old Technology, Cultural Institutions, Museums, Expanded Cinema
Useful Cinema: Expanding Film Contexts, co-edited with Dr. Charles Acland [Duke University Press, 2011] 386 pp.
Inventing Film Studies: A Genealogy of Studying Cinema (co-edited with Dr. Lee Grieveson) (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008) 446 pp.
Museum Movies: MoMA and the Birth of Art Cinema (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005) 314 pp. *Outstanding Academic Title 2005 (American Library Association)
Chapters in Books (Select and recent)
"Big, Fast Museums / Small, Slow Movies: Film, Scale and the Art Museum” in Useful Cinema, co-edited with Dr. Charles Acland (Duke University Press, 2011) 178-204.
"Utility and Cinema” with Dr. Charles Acland in Useful Cinema: Expanding Film Contexts, co-edited with Dr. Charles Acland (Duke University Press, 2011) 1-16.
"Film Studies and the Academy” (co-written with Dr. Lee Grieveson) in Inventing Film Studies: A Genealogy of Studying Cinema (co-edited with Dr. Lee Grieveson) (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008) xi-xxxii
"Studying Movies at the Museum: The Museum of Modern Art and Cinema’s Changing Object” in Inventing Film Studies: A Genealogy of Studying Cinema (co-edited) (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008) 121-148.
"Hollywood By-Pass: MoMA, The Rockefeller Foundation, and New Circuits of Cinema” in Patronizing the Public: American Philanthropy’s Transformation of Culture, Communication and the Humanities in the 20th Century. William Buxton, ed. (Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2009) 101-122.Articles in Journals (select and recent)
"Cinema at the Fair” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 21.1 (Spring 2012) 81-103.
"Suitcase Cinema” Cinema Journal 51.2 (Winter 2012) 148-152.
"Introduction” [In Focus: Screen Technologies] Cinema Journal (51.2) (Winter 2012) 141-144.
"Roundtable on the History of Film Studies in Canada” (co-organized with Mike Zryd) Participants: Peter Morris, Kay Armatage, John Locke, Andre Gaudrault, Maurice Yacowar. Canadian Journal of Film Studies (20.1) Spring 2011.117-137.
"Electric Homes! Automatic Movies! Efficient Entertainment!: Domesticity and the 16mm Projector in the 1920s” Cinema Journal (48.4 Fall 2009) 1-21.
Haidee Wasson is currently Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University. She also co-edits a book series (with Lee Grieveson) committed to cultural histories of cinema.