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Reagan Ross

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Department of Culture & Media


MA in Cinema Studies, San Francisco State University
ABD in English with a Concentration in Film and Media Studies, University of Florida

Classes Taught

Introduction to Film
Topic: Contemporary Women Filmmakers
Topics in Film Genre: The Western
Topics in Film Genre: The Horror Film
Topics in Film Genre: The Science Fiction Film
Topics in Major Directors: The Films of Yasujiro Ozu
Topics in Major Directors: The Films of Stanley Kubrick
Topics in Major Directors: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Masculinity Studies and Film
Political Criticism in Film


Reagan Ross is in the process of finishing his doctoral degree in English at the University of Florida, where he also taught film/media studies and English for six years. He has also taught film/media studies and English at San Francisco State University and Mt. Hood Community College. His areas of concentration are in film and media studies, critical theory, political criticism and masculinity studies. His dissertation project and present book project explores the viability of an oppositional, popular cinema. One chapter from that project — Allegorical Figurations and The Political Didactic in Bulworth — has already been published in Cineaction and two more chapters – "'Inside Doesn't Matter': Consumerism's Serial Annihilation of Women and the Self in American Psycho" and "Recovering a Working Class Aesthetic: Rocking the Cradle of Power Then and Now in Cradle Will Rock" – will soon be published.

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