Victoria Sturtevant

 Office: Ellison Hall

Victoria Sturtevant (Ph.D. Emory, 2002) is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and has also served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2014. She teaches courses on film and media history, theory, and criticism. Her research focuses on race, class, and gender in American film and television, with a special emphasis on comedy and the gendered body. Dr. Sturtevant's books include A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler (Illinois, 2009) Hysterical: Women in American Comedy (Texas, 2017) and the forthcoming Fertile Ground: Representations of Pregnancy in American Film and Television Comedy (Texas, 2019). 

Selected Recent Publications:

Hysterical! Women in American Comedy (University of Texas Press) 2017. Edited by Linda Mizejewski and Victoria Sturtevant; foreword by Kathleen Rowe Karlyn.

Great Big Girl Like Me

A Great Big Girl Like Me:  The Films of Marie Dressler  (University of Illinois Press) 2009.

"Stop the Wedding:  William Haines and Juvenile Masculinity," in Hetero:  Queering Representations of Straightness, Sean Griffin, ed. (SUNY Press) 2009.

“Getting Hysterical:  Thelma & Louise & laughter,” inThelma & Louise Live,  Bernie Cook, ed. (University of Texas Press) 2007.

“Spitfire:  Lupe Velez and the Ambivalent Pleasures of Ethnic Masquerade,”  The Velvet Light Trap, Defining the Americas:  Special Issue on Media Within/Across Borders, 55 (Spring 2005).