Jacqueline Pinkowitz is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies at St. Lawrence University, and an affiliated faculty member with African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies.
She is a film, media, and cultural scholar whose work focuses on race, identity, and difference. Her research and teaching encompass African American film and media; intersectional representations of blackness, whiteness, and racial mixing; southern imaginaries and histories; exploitation and genre film; and American film histories.
Her scholarship appears or is forthcoming in the Journal of Popular Film & Television, the Journal of Popular Culture, The Global South, and several edited collections and digital platforms. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Screening Civil Rights: Race, Region, and the American Film Industry during the Black Freedom Struggle (1955-1975).
She regularly teaches Introduction to Film Studies; African American Cinema; Race, Gender, and the Monstrous in Horror; Spectacular Bodies, and other courses on race, gender, and sexuality on screen.
BA, San Diego State University
MA, New York University
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
“Southern Slavery, Italian Style: Italian-American Exchange, International Networks, and Global Exploitation Film in the Slaverysploitation Cycle.” The Global South 13.2 (Fall 2019): 30-72.
“Revising Slavery, Reissuing Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Interracial Sex and Black Resistance in the Black Power Era Slavery Exploitation Film Cycle.” Journal of Popular Culture 52.4 (August 2019): 862-89.
“Whiteness Undercover: Racial Passing and/as the Detection of White Southern Racism in Black Like Me (1964).” Detecting the South: The Intersections of Film Noir, the Detective Genre, and the Southern Imaginary. Edited by Deborah Barker and Theresa Starkey. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2019.
“Down South: Regional Exploitation Films, Southern Audiences, and Hillbilly Horror in Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964).” Journal of Popular Film and Television 44.2 (Summer 2016): 109-19.
“‘The rabid fans that take [Twilight] much too seriously’: The Construction and Rejection of Excess in Twilight Anti-Fandom.” The Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures 7 (2011). Online.