Degrees: B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D. New York University
Cynthia Lucia is associate professor of English and director of the Film and Media Studies Program. In addition to teaching in that program, she is also a member of the American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Law and Justice faculties. Dr. Lucia is author of Framing Female Lawyers: Women on Trial in Film (University of Texas, 2005) and co-editor of The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), a four-volume collection of essays written by top film historians and cinema studies scholars. She writes frequently for the film journal Cineaste, where she has served on the editorial board more than two decades, and has written for other publications including Film Journal International and The Guardian. Her recent essays appear in Companion to Woody Allen (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); Law, Culture and Visual Studies (Springer, 2013); Authorship in Film Adaptation (University of Texas Press, 2008); Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms (NCTE publications, 2007), Film and Sexual Politics: A Critical Reader (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006); with essays forthcoming in Modern British Drama on Screen (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Oxford Bibliographies Online (Oxford University Press, 2013), and Fifty Hollywood Directors (Taylor & Francis Books).