Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

312 pp.

The untold story of the American sexploitation film—a major development in screen sex in the decade before “porno chic,” Lewd Looks recovers a lost chapter in the history of independent cinema and American culture. 

Reviewed in: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, New Review of Film and Television, GLQ:A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Jump Cut,  Journal of the History of Sexuality, Film Quarterly, Film International, Cineaste, Choice, Popmatters, Screening Sex, Synoptique

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Global Cinema Networks 

edited with Tami Williams

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2018. 284 pp.

Global Cinema Networks investigates the evolving aesthetic forms, technological conditions, and social impacts of cinema in the 21st century. Contributors excavate sites of global filmmaking amidst new modes of circulation and aesthetic convergence.   

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Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image 

edited with John David Rhodes

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Taking Place argues that the relation between geographical location and the moving image is fundamental and that place grounds our experience of film and media. 

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