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Russell Campbell

On Film staff at Victoria University of Wellington in various capacities since 1982. Author of Cinema Strikes Back: Radical Filmmaking in the United States, 1930-1942 (UMI Press, 1982), Marked Women: Prostitutes and Prostitution in the Cinema (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title), Observations: Studies in New Zealand Documentary (VU Press, 2011), Codename Intelligentsia: The Life and Times of the Honourable Ivor Montagu, Filmmaker, Communist, Spy (The History Press, 2018). As documentary filmmaker, work as co-director or director includes Wildcat (1981), Rebels in Retrospect (1991), Sedition: The Suppression of Dissent in WWII New Zealand (2005, Media Peace Award).


  • –present
    Adjunct professor, Victoria University of Wellington


  • 1978 
    Northwestern University, USA, PhD/Film