Subjects: Film and History
Isabelle Freda is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Hofstra University . She received her Ph.D. from New York University. Recent course topics include Women Directors, Science Fiction Film, Film History, Films of the 80s, and Romantic Comedy. Dr. Freda’s publications include articles on film and 9/11, ecopolitics and film, and the Cold War and visual culture. As a Fellow at the American Council on Germany, she conducted research in Berlin on the “Marshall Plan Films.’?
Her most recent fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin allowed Dr. Freda to pursue a study of the intersection of film and media and history as uncovered by investigative journalists such as Jessica Mitford and Rachel Carson. She is currently working on a study of the intersection of biopolitics and post-war visual culture in the presidential campaign film for Columbia University Press.