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Linda Mizejewski
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This biography is for archival purposes only and may no longer be up-to-date as for Summer 2018.
Member, Board of Directors, 2014-2018


Biography: Linda Mizejewski (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1989) is a Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.  Her specializations are feminist film theory, feminist media studies, and comedy.  She is currently working on an anthology, Hysterical! American Women in Comedy, which she is co-editing with Victoria Sturtevant.


Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Ohio State University
286 University Hall
Columbus OH 43210

Office phone: 614-292-2467
Fax: 614-292-0276

Teaching and research interests: Women and Hollywood Cinema; the Horror Film; Gender/Race/Sexualities in Popular Culture; Masculinities in Popular Culture; Comedy




Selected Publications :

Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics.  Austin: U Texas P, 2014.

It Happened One Night.  West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Studies in Film and Television. 2010.

Hardboiled and High Heeled: the Woman Detective in Popular Culture. New York and     London: Routledge, 2004.

Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema.Durham, N.C.: Duke UP, 1999.

Divine Decadence: Fascism, Female Spectacle, and the Makings of Sally Bowles.   Princeton: Princeton UP, 1992.

Articles have appeared in Genders, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Postscript, Journal of Film and Video, Harper’s, and other journals.


2015, Pretty Funny: Honorable Mention, the Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women's Studies, awarded by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

2015, Pretty Funny: Honorable Mention, the PROSE award for Media & Cultural Studies, awarded by the Association of American Publishers

2010, Harlan Hatcher Distinguished Faculty Award, Ohio State University

2004, Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, Ohio State University

1997-98, Fulbright Senior Lectureship

1994-95, ACLS Fellowship

1989, Society for Cinema Studies Award, Best Dissertation

1988, H. L. Mencken Award, Best Essay, Human Rights

1984-85, Fulbright Junior Lectureship

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