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Theresa L. Geller

Associate Professor


Theresa (Terri) Geller teaches courses in film and media studies, literary and critical theory, and feminist and queer studies. Her research interests include film history, continental philosophy, queer theory, film genre, cultural studies, and feminist film theory. Professor Geller joined the Grinnell faculty as its first film specialist through the Expanding Knowledge Initiative (EKI), which was implemented to further enhance interdisciplinary learning. She has published in such journals as Camera Obscura, Senses of Cinema, Rhizomes, and Biography, and has chapters in the scholarly anthologies Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture (Routledge Studies in Popular Music), Gender After Lyotard (SUNY Press) and East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film (Taurus World Cinema). She is completing a manuscript on The X-Files for TV Milestones  (Wayne State University Press), and is also currently co-editing, An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes. She is a longtime member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-9808


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On-Campus Address: 

116 Mears Cottage
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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