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Victoria Sturtevant

Victoria Sturtevant

Associate Professor


Office: Wallace Old Science Hall, Room 320

Phone: 405/325-3020

Ph.D., Emory University

A specialist in the areas of race, class, and gender in American film, Professor Sturtevant teaches courses on film history, theory and criticism, including Writing About Film and Media, Gender and Media, The Hollywood Musical and The Films of Alfred Hitchcock.  Her first book, A Great Big Girl Like Me:  The Films of Marie Dressler was published by the University of Illinois Press in Spring 2009.  Her second book, Hysterical: Women in American Comedy, (University of Texas Press, 2017) was recently awarded the Popular Culture Assiciation's Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored Work, or Edited Collection in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture.  Professor Sturtevant has served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2014 and is an affiliated member of the Women's and Gender Studies faculty.

Selected Publications

book cover for Great Big Girl Like Me
  • A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler  (University of Illinois Press) 2009.
  • "Stop the Wedding:  William Haines and Juvenile Masculinity," in Hetero:  Queering Representations of Straightness, Sean Griffin, ed. (SUNY Press) 2009.
  • “Getting Hysterical:  Thelma & Louise & laughter,” inThelma & Louise Live,  Bernie Cook, ed. (University of Texas Press) 2007.
  • “Spitfire:  Lupe Velez and the Ambivalent Pleasures of Ethnic Masquerade,”  The Velvet Light Trap, Defining the Americas:  Special Issue on Media Within/Across Borders, 55 (Spring 2005).