Chris Holmlund is Arts and Sciences Excellence Professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. She teaches classes in Cinema Studies, Women’s Studies, and French.
She is the author of Impossible Bodies (Routledge, 2002), editor of The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur (Wallflower/Columbia UP, 2014), American Cinema of the 1990s (Rutgers UP, 2008), co-editor (with Justin Wyatt) of Contemporary American Independent Film (Routledge, 2005) and (with Cynthia Fuchs) of Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary (Minnesota UP, 1997). She is working on two books—Being John Malkovich (Edinburgh UP) and Female Trouble (Arsenal Pulp Press)— and various essays on star and celebrity studies, authorship, independent film, and performance. She is also editing a special issue of The Journal of Scandinavian Cinema.
In spring 2014 she held the post of Neilson Professor at Smith College; in spring 2015 she was Hedda Andersson Research Professor at Lund University in Sweden. Her six-year term at the head of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) has recently ended. With more than three thousand members, SCMS is the largest international organization devoted to the study of film and media.
Professor Holmlund loves watching and talking about movies of all kinds.