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Michele SchreiberDepartment Chair & Associate Professor

Michele Schreiber's research and teaching interests focus on the intersections between film and television genres, women's independent and Hollywood cultural production and representation, feminist criticism and genre studies. 

She is the author of American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), and the co-editor of two anthologies: Independent Women: From Film to Television (Routledge, 2021) and Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2016).

Her scholarship has appeared in Film Quarterly, Journal of Film and Video, Feminist Media Studies, and numerous anthologies, including American Cinema of the 2010s: Themes and Variations (Rutgers University Press, 2021), The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz (UT Press, 2018), American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond (Routledge 2012), and Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History (WSUP, 2010).

Professor Schreiber's insights on gender and the media have been featured in The New York Times, Variety, The Huffington Post, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune and Business Insider.

Before becoming Department Chair in 2021, Professor Schreiber was the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Film and Media from 2015 to 2020. She is an associated faculty member in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Disability Studies Initiative.



  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, San Francisco State University
  • BA, Fordham University