Professor of Film Studies, North Carolina State University

Dr. Marsha Gordon is the author, most recently, of "Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies" (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is also the co-editor of "Learning with the Lights Off: A Reader in Educational Film" and the former editor of "The Moving Image" journal (U Minnesota Press).

She is currently completing a collection of essays about non-theatrical film and race, co-edited with Dr. Allyson Nadia Field, which is under contract to Duke University Press. She is also wrapping up production on her first documentary, Rendered Small, which she co-directed.

Marsha has taught courses on War Documentaries, Sam Fuller/Nicholas Ray/Douglas Sirk, Educational Film, American War Film, Women & Film, 1950s American Film, Hitchcock + Wilder, Studio Era Hollywood, Warner Bros. in the Golden Age, The Musical, History of Film to 1940, African American Film, International Crime Film, Introduction to Film, and Film & Literature.

She does a monthly radio show, "Movies on the Radio," on WUNC, a NC-based NPR affiliate, and is also the co-founder of Home Movie Day Raleigh.


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    Professor of Film Studies, North Carolina State University