Kirsten Moana Thompson

PhD, Cinema Studies

Director, Film Studies

Phone: 206-296-2564

Building/Room: Casey 514

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Biography

Kirsten Moana Thompson is Professor and Director of Film Studies at Seattle University. Previously, she taught at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and Wayne State University in Detroit. She teaches and writes on animation and color studies, as well as classical Hollywood cinema, German cinema, and New Zealand and Pacific studies. She is the author of Apocalyptic Dread: American Film at the Turn of the Millennium (SUNY Press, 2007); Crime Films: Investigating the Scene (Wallflower, 2007); and co-editor with Terri Ginsberg of Perspectives on German Cinema (GK Hall: NY, 1996). She is currently working on a new book: Color, Visual Culture and Animation.

Areas of professional expertise: animation, color aesthetics, classical and contemporary American cinema, media archaeology, American studies, Pacific studies, German cinema, New Zealand, visual culture.