Jane M Gaines
- Professor of Literature & English
- Friedl Building
Film Theory and Feminism, Intellectual Property
Professor Gaines is Visiting Professor, Film Division, School of the Arts, Columbia University, during academic year 2007 - 08. Founder of the Program in Film/Video/Digital and founder of the Duke in Los Angeles Program. She won the Katherine Singer Kovacs prize for Fire and Desire: Mixed- Blood Movies in the Silent Era (University of Chicago Press, 2001). The only member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies to win the award two times, she received it earlier for Contested Culture: The Image, the Voice, and the Law (University of North Carolina Press, 1991). In November, 2001, she received the coveted Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholarly Award for her forthcoming book on early cinema, Fictioning Histories: Women Film Pioneers (University of Illinois Press). In Spring 2006, Prof. Gaines was Kirsten Hesselgren Research Chair at the University of Stockholm and taught at the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology.