Ana joined the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in Film Studies and Visual Culture in September 2014. She received her PhD in Film Studies from the University of Edinburgh, after completing undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College. She has taught at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Stirling; and in 2014, Berghahn Books published her monograph, Beyond the Looking Glass: Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era Hollywood.
Ana’s research interests include:
- stardom and golden-age cinema
- new media
- embodied visuality
- psychoanalytic and feminist film theory
Beyond the Looking Glass: Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era Hollywood. Berghahn Books, 2014.
Articles and Chapters:
“Myth and Materiality: The Duality of Grace Kelly.” Chapter in anthology ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity (Intellect Books, 2013). Eds. Michael Fuchs, Mark Phillips, Klaus Rieser. Pgs. 239 – 256.
“Seduction Incarnate: Pre-Production Code Hollywood and Possessive Spectatorship.” In Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image (http://cjpmi.ifl.pt/3-contents). Ed. Patricia Castello Branco. (January 2013.)
“(Indivi)duality in Return to Oz: Reflection and Revision.” In anthology Diversity in Disney Films: Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, and Disability (McFarland & Company, Inc., 2012). Ed. Johnson Cheu.
“‘The Spirit Never Really Ages’: Materiality and Transcendence in Three Rita Hayworth Films.” In anthology Celebrity, Performance, and Aging: The Shaping of Attitude and Expression in Modern Culture (Lit Verlag, 2012). Eds. Aagje Swinnen and John A. Stotesbury. Pgs. 77 – 89.
“VistaVision and the Cinematic Landscape of Hitchcock’s Vertigo.” In anthology The San Francisco of Hitchcock’s Vertigo: Place, Pilgrimage, Commemoration (Scarecrow Press, 2011). Ed. Douglas A. Cunningham. Pgs. 63 – 78.