Christina Lane is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media. She received a Ph.D. in critical and cultural theory from the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned an M.A. in Women's Studies from Ohio State University.
Dr. Lane's scholarly interests include film authorship, history, cultural studies, and feminist theory. She is the author of the books, "Feminist Hollywood: From Born in Flames to Point Break" (Wayne State UP, 2000) and "Magnolia" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), which is the first full-length study of the Paul Thomas Anderson film. She has published journal articles in Cinema Journal, Mississippi Quarterly, The Journal of Popular Film and TV, Australian Screen Education, and Film and History. She also has essays in various edited collections, including "Culture, Trauma, and Conflict: Cultural Studies Perspectives on War, Authorship and Film;" "Hollywood Transgressor: The Films of Kathryn Bigelow;", and Contemporary American Independent Film;" "Feminism Goes to the Movies" and "Hitchcock and Adaptation."
She won a Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including History of Motion Pictures I & II; Film Directors; Women, Media, & Popular Culture; Aesthetics and Analysis; and Pedagogy and Film, among others. She holds a joint appointment with the American Studies program.
Dr. Lane is the Director for the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies, which includes a collection of over 3,000 film and television titles. The Herrick Center is dedicated to providing support for research, preservation and archiving, to facilitating the study of film at the University, and to enriching the cultural life of the University and the South Florida community.