PeopleGraduate Students

Lew, Kirsten

Late 19th- and Early 20th-century American literature and film

Interests: Hollywood Cinema; Interwar period literature; Passing narratives; Film history; Critical Race Theory; Queer Theory; American Studies; Feminist film criticism

Dissertation: Deviant Representations: Female Relationships, Film Censorship, and Hollywood Cinema, 1932-1945

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  • B.A., UC Berkeley, 2011;
  • M.St., Oxford University, 2012;
  • M.A., UCLA, 2016
  • C.Phil., UCLA, 2017


Film studies; gender studies; queer theory



Deviant Representations: Sexuality and Intersectionality in American Film and Literature, 1918-1945

Interest Areas
• American Literature & Culture
• Sexuality & Gender Studies
• Critical Theory