Nebraska Authors

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Born 1960

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
New York, NY
Mahwah, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ

Author Of

  • Visual Work
  • Nonfiction


Film Studies; Women's Studies; LGBTQ+ studies; Gender Issues


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1983, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Master of Arts Degree, 1992, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. in English, 1995, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Willa Cather Professor of English and Film Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Artist and Professor)

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Emerging Scholar Award by American Association of University Women, 1998
College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004
Willa Cather Endowed Professor of English and Film Studies, 2016


Women Film Pioneers Group


Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary. 1995.
Women Filmmakers of the African and Asian Diaspora: Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity. 1997.
Captive Bodies: Postcolonial Subjectivity in the Cinema. 1999.
Troping The Body: Gender, Etiquette and Performance. 2000.
Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader. 2002. (with Wheeler Winston Dixon)
Performing Whiteness: Postmodern Re/Constructions. 2003.
Identity and Memory: The Films of Chantal Akerman. 2003.
Class-Passing: Performing Social Mobility in Film and Popular Culture. 2005.
A Short History of Film. 2008. (with Wheeler Winston Dixon)
21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation. 2011. (with Wheeler Winston Dixon)
Hoarders, Doomsday Preppers, and the Culture of Apocalypse. 2014.
Disruptive Feminisms: Raced, Gendered, and Classed Bodies in Film. 2016.

Women Who Made the Movies. 1992.
Squatters. 1994.
Gaia Triptych. 2016.

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