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Amy Borden
Amy Borden

Amy E. Borden, PhD, Assistant Professor of Film Studies
Office: LH127 | Email; aeborden@pdx.edu | Phone: 503-725-4698

Amy Borden joined the School of Theatre and Film in Fall 2012. She is a former Minneapolis film programmer and Mellon post-doctoral fellow at St. Olaf College where she was Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies from 2010-2012. She teaches film history, specializing in American silent film and late-nineteenth century visual culture, and electives in history and criticism, including American avant-garde traditions and gender in contemporary American cinema. Her current research considers how late-nineteenth century, middle-class, U.S. periodicals theorized the human body as a visible interface for image-producing technologies as various as motion pictures, kinetoscope views, x-ray images, and shadowgraphy performances. She has presented and published her work on modern visual culture at the Society for CInema and Media Studies (SCMS) and Domitor. Her work on gender and human rights, Ousmane Sembene, and the uses of film and media by contemporary West African NGOs was published in Jump Cut.  She holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in Fil