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Scholarly Interest Groups

Scholarly Interest Groups (SIGs) are groups comprised of SCMS members who share an interest in a particular medium, a genre, a methodology, the media of a particular nation or region, or any other subcategory within the rubric of cinema and media studies. SIGs are formed and maintained to provide fellowship and networking opportunities for their members, and to support scholarship, pedagogy, and mentoring in that particular area within SCMS.

For general information or information specific to organizing a new Scholarly Interest Group, SCMS members can reference the SCMS bylaws and policies relevant to SIGs or contact the SIG liaison Michael Curtin.  A document explaining the responsibilities of the SIG Coordinating Committee chairs and SIG chairs can be found here.

Report Election Results
It is important for each caucus, SIG, and coordinating committee to notify the home office regarding election results. This allows the home office to have an accurate record of all elected individuals for your caucus, SIG, or committee.  Please complete the election results form after your election to ensure all records and the website is up to date.

Funding Requests
For more information about SIG funding and to find instructions for submitting receipts, please see the SIG Funding Request Form.

Scholarly Interest Group Coordinating Committee

The function of the Scholarly Interest Group Coordinating Committee is to represent and communicate the respective and collective interests of the SCMS Scholarly Interest Groups (SIGs) to the SCMS Board of Directors and to facilitate collaborative communication between and amongst the SIGs for the purpose of organizing (cross-)SIG events for the annual SCMS conference as well as other activities and events. The co-chairs of the SIG Coordinating Committee are current co-chairs of one of the scholarly interest groups; they are elected by SIG members and serve staggered three-year terms.

Contacts: Bärbel Göbel-Stolz and Dimitrios Latsis

 

CURRENT SCHOLARLY INTEREST GROUPS (Total 35)

Adult Film History
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Contacts:  Elena GorfinkelLynn Comella, and Darshana Mini (Graduate Student Representative)


Animated Media
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Contacts: Cristina Formenti, Rayna Denison, and Jesse Anderson-Lehman (Graduate Student Representative)

 
Central/East/South European Cinemas
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Contacts: Evan Torner, Ana Grgic


Children's and Youth Media and Culture
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Contacts: Caroline Leader, Michele Meek, and Jessica Johnston (Graduate Student Representative)


CinemArts
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Contacts: Brooke Belisle, Erica Levin, and Michelle Smiley and Katerina Korola (Graduate Student Representatives)


Classical Hollywood
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Contact: Anna CooperPeter Labuza, and Monica Sandler (Graduate Student Representative)

Cognitive/Analytic
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Contacts: Mary Feld 


Comedy and Humor Studies

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Contact: Kriszta Pozsonyi, Maria Corrigan, and Stephanie Brown (Graduate Student Representative)


Comics Studies

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Contacts: Blair Davis, Matt Yockey, and Jennifer M. Smith (Graduate Student Representative)


Contemporary Theory

[inactive until further notice]


Critical Media Pedagogies
(previously Media Literacy and Pedagogical Outreach)
SIG Homepage > | SIG Members' Group Page/Join Now >

Contacts: Lauren S. Berliner, Leah Shafer, Katie Morrisey (Webmaster), Claudia Sicondolfo (Graduate Student Representative), and Nicky Hentrich and Jacinta Yanders (Steering Committee)


Digital Humanities and Videographic Criticism
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Contacts: 
Chelsea McCracken, Drew Morton, Krystal Cooper (Graduate Student Representative)


Documentary Studies

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Contacts:  Laurel Ahnert, Linnea Hussein and Allison Ross (Graduate Student Representative)


Experimental Film and Media

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Contacts: Rebecca Meyers, Cameron Moneo, and Anthony Silvestri (Graduate Student Representative)

Fan and Audience Studies
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Contacts: Paul Booth,Suzanne ScottMegan Connor (graduate student representative), and Mel Stanfill and Rebecca Williams (steering committee)


Film and Media Festivals

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Contacts: Beth Tsai, Jonathan Petrychyn and Matt St. John (Graduate Student Representative)

Film Philosophy
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Contacts: Markos Hadjioannou, Meghan Sutherland and John Winn (Secretary)


French/Francophone

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Contacts: Michael Gott, Leslie Kealhofer-Kemp,and Renée Altergott (Graduate Student Representative)


Horror Studies

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Contacts:
Adam Hart, Ashley R. Smith, Johnny Walker, Brian Hauser (Secretary) and Sonia Lupher (Graduate Student Representative)

Libraries and Archives
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Contact: Nedda Ahmed, Emma Smart , Elizabeth Lunden (Communication Director), and Kate Cronin (Graduate Student Representative)


Media and the Environment

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ContactsMeryl Shriver-Rice, Christina Gerhardt, and Matthew Thompson (Graduate Student Representative)


Media Industries 

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Contacts:
Courtney Brannon Donoghue, Evan Elkins, and Selena Dickey (Graduate Student Representative)

Media, Science and Technology
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Contact: Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, Sarah T. Roberts, Jeremy Morris (Secretary), and Lisa Han (and Zachary Price (Graduate Student Representatives)

Nontheatrical Film and Media
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Contacts: Alex Kupfer, Joseph ClarkTanya Goldman (Graduate Student Representative) and Michelle Kelley (Social Media Coordinator)


Oscar Micheaux Society

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Contacts: Jeffrey Hinkelman


Radio Studies

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Contacts: Catherine Martin (Co-Chair) and Brian Fateux (Co-Chair)


Scandinavian

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Contacts: Ilona Hongisto, Missy Molloy, Meryl Shriver-Rice and Mads Larsen (Graduate Student Representative) 


Silent Cinema
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Contacts: Luci Marzola, Wyatt Phillips, and Allain Daigle (graduate student representative)


Sound and Music Studies

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Contacts: Kariann Goldschmit,
Katherine Quanz, and Sarah Lerner (graduate student representative)


Television Studies

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Contacts: Nora Patterson, Alfred L. Martin, Jr., Andrew Owens (Faculty Representative) and Eric Forthun (Graduate Student Representative)


Transmedia Studies

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Contacts:
Matthew Freeman, Mark J. P. Wolf, and Kalervo Sinervo (Graduate Student Representative)


Transnational Cinemas
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Contacts: Elena CaoduroRaphael Raphaeland Anirban Baishya (Graduate Student Representative)


Urbanism/Geography/Architecture
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Contacts: Amy Corbin, Joshua Gleich, and Jacqueline Pinkowitz (Graduate Student Representative) 


Video Game Studies
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Contacts:  Christopher Hanson and Helen StuckeyCarly Kocurek (Secretary); Michael DeAnda and Whitney Pow (Graduate Student Representatives)


War and Media Studies
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Contact: Stacy Takacs, Karen A. Ritzenhoff, and Magdalena Yuksel (Graduate Student Representative)


Women in Screen History
SIG Homepage > | SIG Members' Group Page/Join Now >

Contacts: Theresa Geller , Denise McKenna and Britta Hanson


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