B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A., English, M.A, Ph.D. Cinema Studies New York University
Cynthia Lucia is professor of Media Arts (Film and Television) and 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, as well as the two-volume, pedagogically enhanced series, American Film History: Selected Readings (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). She writes frequently for the film journal Cineaste, where she has served on the editorial board more than three decades, and is co-editor of the anthology, Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming and Preservation in the New Millennium (University of Texas, 2017). She has written for various other publications including Screen, Journal of American History, Film Quarterly, New Review of Film and Television Studies, Film Journal International, National Women’s Studies Association Journal, and The Guardian. Her recent essays/book chapters appear in Screening American Independent Film (Routledge, 2023), Critical Insights: Stanley Kubrick (Grey House Publishing, 2017), Fifty Hollywood Directors (Taylor & Francis, 2015), Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering (Wayne State University Press, 2015), Oxford Online Bibliographies in Film and Media Studies (Oxford University Press, 2014), Modern British Drama On Screen (Cambridge University Press, 2013), 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). Dr. Lucia has served as co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation since 2015 and also serves on the editorial board of Quarterly Review of Film and Video.