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Dr. Lisa Funnell

Lisa Funnell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Women's and Gender Studies Department 

Phone: (405) 325-8683
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Lisa Funnell Dr. Lisa Funnell is Associate Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Oklahoma. Her research explores gender and geopolitics in the James Bond franchise, Hollywood blockbusters, and Hong Kong martial arts films. 

Funnell is a leading expert on women in the James Bond franchise. She is the author of The Geographies, Genders, and Geopolitics of James Bond (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) with Klaus Dodds) and editor of For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond (Wallflower 2015). She has authored more than a dozen articles on gender and geopolitics in the James Bond franchise, is the co-editor the “James Bond in the Daniel Craig Era” special issue in Journal of Popular Film and Television, and serves on the editorial board of International Journal of James Bond Studies. Her work on James Bond has been featured in media across the world and she is a regular contributor on the James Bond & Friends podcast. She is currently co-editing a new anthology, Resisting James Bond: Power, Privilege and Social (In)Justice in the Daniel Craig Era (with Christoph Lindner). 

Funnell has also explored the intersection of gender, race, nationality, and ethnicity in film. She is the author of Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star (SUNY Press 2014) which won the Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women’s Studies from the PCA/ACA (2015). She has published two anthologies the depiction of Asian identities in transnational cinema and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Popular Culture. She is editor of the forthcoming anthology Screening #MeToo: Rape Culture in Hollywood and will begin work on the follow-up collection Streaming #MeToo: Rape Culture in American Television (both with Ralph Beliveau).