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Constance J. Balides

Director of Film Studies
Associate Professor
219 Newcomb Hall, Office J


Selected Publications and Awards

  • “Sociological Film, Reform Publicity, and the Secular Spectator: Social Problems in the Transitional Era,” Feminist Media Histories, vol. 3, no. 4 (Fall 2017): 10-45.
  • "Intertext as Archive: Méliès, Hugo, and New Silent Cinema" in New Silent Cinema, ed. Katherine Groo and Paul Flaig, American Film Institute Series (New York: Routledge, 2016): 126-158.
  • Recipient of the 2013 Pedagogy Award for outstanding pedagogical achievement in Cinema and Media Studies by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • Recipient of the 2010 Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship, Tulane University’s highest honor for undergraduate teaching.
  • "Jurassic Post-Fordism: Tall Tales of Economics in the Theme Park," Screen 41.2 (Summer 2000): 139-160.  Honorable Mention (first runner up), Katherine Kovacs Essay Award, Society for Cinema Studies, 1999-2000. Reprinted in Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, volume 4, ed. Philip Simpson, Andrew Utterson, and K.J. Shepherdson (London: Routledge, 2004), 328-354.