Member, Board of Directors, 2012-2015
Biography: Sean Griffin is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Film and Media Arts at Southern Methodist University. He joined SMU in 2000, after teaching at Florida Atlantic University and University of California at Santa Cruz.
Ph.D., Cinema-Television Critical Studies, University of Southern California
MA, Cinema-Television Critical Studies, University of Southern California
BA, English, Loyola University of Chicago
Research Interests: History of the film musical; Musicals of 20th Century-Fox; Soap opera narratives
Tinker Belles and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out (New York: NYU Press, 1999)
Co-author, Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006)
Co-author, America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies (Oxford: Blackwell, 2002; 2ndedition, 2009).
Editor, What Dreams Were Made Of: Movie Stars of the 1940s (New Brunswick: Rutgers U Press, 2011),
Editor, Hetero: Queering Representations of Straightness (New York: SUNY Press, 2009),
Co-editor, In Focus: Queer Theory, The Film Reader(London & New York: Routledge, 2004).
Served on the editorial boards for Cinema Journal,The Velvet Light Trap and Animation Journal.
Served as co-chair of the Queer Caucus within SCMS twice.
Assisted with television ad campaign production Walt Disney Company films prior to academic career