Members

The MRC is fundamentally interdisciplinary. Our members include more than eighty scholars in history, literature, theatre history, theatre and performance studies, theatre arts, film studies, television studies, media studies, visual culture, and many areas of cultural studies.  Our work engages with melodrama of all periods, all major media, and many if not most of the global contexts in which it has appeared.

As a group we provide a fair representation of the range and breadth of melodrama scholarship today. Yet we remain under-represented in many different areas, and we encourage members to become involved in our membership efforts and to bring the MRC to the attention of those working on melodrama in their areas of expertise.

Member List

Sonal Acharya
Graduate Student
University of California, Berkeley

Julie Amiot-Guillouet
Lecturer
Université Paris-Sorbonne

Violaine Anger
Professor
Centre de Recherches Comparées Sur La

Elisabeth Anker
Associate Professor
George Washington University

Katherine Astbury
Doctor/Reader in French Studies
University of Warwick

Barbara Babic
Ph.D. Student
University of Vienna

Malcolm Bare
Graduate Student
The University of Virginia

John Belton
Professor of English and Film
Rutgers University

Ira Bhaskar
Professor
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jean-Loup Bourget
Professor Emeritus of Film Studies
École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France)

Hayley Bradley
Doctor – early career
The University of Manchester

Helen Brooks
Lecturer (U.K.)
University of Kent

Anke Brouwers
Lecturer
University of Antwerp

Jean Bruce
Associate Professor
Ryerson University

Matthew Buckley
Associate Professor
Department of English
Rutgers University

Daniela Cardini
Assistant Professor
IULM University, Milan – Italy

Mari Castaneda
Professor
University of Massachusetts

John Champagne
Professor
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

James Chandler
Professor
University of Chicago

James Cherry
Professor
Wabash College

Amy Corbin
Professor
Muhlenberg College

Jeffery Cox
Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder

Corey Creekmur
Associate Professor
University of Iowa

Eileen Curley
Associate Professor
Marist College

Elena Dagrada
Full Professor
Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Robert Dean
Doctor
The University of South Wales

Robert Dean
Doctor
University of Lincoln

Christof Decker
Professor
University of Munich (LMU)

Elin Diamond
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Rutgers University

Sophie Dufays
Doctor
University of Louvain-la-Neuve

Katerina Flint-Nicol
Graduate Student
The University of Kent

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis
Associate Professor of English, Cinema Studies, & Comparative Literature
Rutgers University

Jane Gaines
Professor
Columbia University

Amy Garnai
Doctor
Tel Aviv University

Michael Gilmour
MR
Loughborough University

Christine Gledhill
Professor
New York University

Taryn Hakala
Lecturer
University of California, Merced

Katherine Hambridge
Doctor (post-doc research fellow)
University of Warwick

Jen Hesselager
Associate Professor
Section of Musicology, Institute of Arts- and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

Sarah Hibberd
Associate Professor
University of Nottingham

Jonathan Hicks
Doctor
King’s College London

Wolfgang Hochbruck
Professor
Dept. of English, University of Freiburg, Germany

Bethany Holmstrom
Assistant Professor of English
LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Amy Hughes
Assistant Professor of Theater History
Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Mary Isbell
Postdoctoral Associate in Interdisciplinary Performance Studies
Yale University

Lea Jacobs
Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Louis James
Professor (Emeritus)
University of Kent

Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Reader in Film
University of Kent

Priya Jha
Professor
University of Redlands

Douglas Jones
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Laurent Jullier
Professor
University of Lorraine/IRCAV

Frances Kamm
Ph.D. Student
University of Kent

Anupama Kapse
Assistant Professor
Queens College, CUNY

Olga Kourelou
Doctor
University of Sussex

Lies Lanckman
Ph.D. candidate
University of Kent

Pascal Lefèvre
Doctor
LUCA School of Arts, Campus Sint-Lukas Brussel

Jean-Marc Leveratto
Professor
University of Lorraine

Jacqueline Levitin
Professor
Simon Fraser University

Ana Lopez
Associate Professor
Tulane University

Scott Loren
Doctor
University of St. Gallen

Sämi Ludwig
Professor/ PU HDR
Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse (France)

Sheetal Majithia
Professor
New York University Abu Dhabi

Neepa Majumdar
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Shannon Davies Mancus
Ph.D. Candidate
George Washington University

Carla Marcantonio
Assistant Professor
George Mason University

David Mayer
Emeritus Professor & Research Professor
University of Manchester, U.K.

Ruth Mayer
Professor
University of Hannover, Germany

Kathleen McHugh
Professor
University of California, Los Angeles

Louise McReynolds
Professor of History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Monika Mehta
Associate Professor
Binghamton University

John Mercer
Reader in Gender and Sexuality
Birmingham City University

Dominique Nasta
Professor, Film Studies
Université Libre de Bruxelles

Birgit Neumann
Professor
University of Passau

Nanette Nielsen
Associate Professor
University of Oslo

Michael Pisani
Professor
Vassar College

Sarah Polley
Graduate Student
University of Kent

Benjamin Poore
Lecturer
University of York, U.K.

Laraine Porter
Senior Lecturer
De Montfort University

Thomas Radecke
Dr. Phil.
University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar/Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Emma Raub
Ph.D.
Baruch College

Diana Rios
Professor
University of Connecticut

Terry F. Robinson
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto

Monique Rooney
Lecturer
The Australian National University

Debby Rosenthal
Professor
John Carroll University

Gillian Russell
Professor
Australian National University

Ilka Saal
Professor of American Literature
University of Erfurt, Germany

Cesare Scarton
Professor
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Roma

Meheli Sen
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University

Martin Shingler
Doctor
University of Sunderland

Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui
Associate Professor
Rutgers University

Ben Singer
Professor
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Julia Sirmons
Graduate Student
Columbia University

Matthew Smith
Associate Professor
Stanford University

Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Professor
University of Lausanne

Margherita Sprio
SL Film History & Theory
University of Westminster

Michael Stewart
Doctor
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, U.K.

Julia Straub
Senior Lecturer
University of Berne, Switzerland

Naomi Stubbs
Assistant Professor
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Rosie Thomas
Professor
University of Westminster

Belkys Torres
Professor
University of Miami

Lucio Tufano
Ph.D.
Independent scholar

Dana Van Kooy
Adjunct
University of Colorado, Boulder

Ravi Vasudevan
Professor
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

Jacqueline Waeber
Professor
Duke University

Yiman Wang
Associate Professor
University of California, Santa Cruz

Sharon Weltman
Professor
Louisiana State University

Linda Willem
Professor of Spanish
Butler University
Spanish melodrama

Carolyn Williams
Professor and Chair
Rutgers University

Linda Williams
Professor
UC Berkeley

Steve Willis
Associate Professor
Bennett College

Sarah Winter
Postdoctoral Independent Researcher
Northumbria University