Victoria Sturtevant

 Office: Ellison Hall

Victoria Sturtevant (Ph.D., Emory 2002), Associate Dean for Academic Programs. A specialist in the areas of race, class, and gender in American film, Professor Sturtevant teaches courses on film history, theory and criticism, including Women and Film, The Hollywood Musical and The Films of Alfred Hitchcock.  Her first book, A Great Big Girl Like Me:  The Films of Marie Dressler was published by the University of Illinois Press in Spring 2009.  She is currently working on her next book manuscript, a treatment of the issue of social class in American film comedy.  Professor Sturtevant is also an affiliated member of the Women's Studies faculty.

Selected Recent Publications:

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).