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Katarzyna Marciniak


2013-2016 Presidential Teacher; Co-Editor of Global Cinema

Transnational Feminist Media Studies, Cinema and Media of Exile and Displacement, Visual Culture, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Migration Studies, Discourses of Nationalism and Globalization, Women and Literature, Postsocialist Cultures, Critical Pedagogy

Office: Ellis 355
Email: marcinia@ohio.edu


Ph.D., in English and Film Studies, University of Oregon, 1998



Teaching Transnational Cinema: Politics and Pedagogy. Eds. Katarzyna Marciniak and Bruce Bennett. AFI Film Readers Series. Series Editors: Edward Branigan and Chuck Wolfe. New York: Routledge (forthcoming 2016).

Immigrant Protest: Politics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Dissent. Eds. Katarzyna Marciniak and Imogen Tyler. Praxis: Theory in Action Series. Series Editor: Nancy Naples. New York: SUNY Press (2014).

Protesting Citizenship: Migrant Activisms. Eds. Imogen Tyler and Katarzyna Marciniak. New York: Routledge (reprint of the special issue for Citizenship Studies, “Immigrant Protest,” 2014).

Streets of Crocodiles: Photography, Media, and Postsocialist Landscapes in Poland (photography by Kamil Turowski, Introduction by J. Hoberman). Bristol: Intellect, November 2010).

Transnational Feminism in Film and Media (co-edited with Aniko Imre and Aine O’Healy). Comparative Feminist Studies Series (Palgrave, 2007, paperback 2011).

Alienhood:  Citizenship, Exile and the Logic of Difference (University of Minnesota Press, 2006).  Book nominated by the Press for the 2007 Katherine S. Kovacs Book Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Film and Media.

Series Editorship:

Series Editor of Global Cinema for Palgrave Macmillan (with Aniko Imre and Aine O’Healy, since September 2010).


Guest-editorship, Special Issue: Citizenship Studies, co-edited with Imogen Tyler. Issue Topic: ‘Immigrant Protest,” 17:2, April 2013.

Guest-editorship, Special Issue: Feminist Media Studies, co-edited with Aniko Imre and Aine O’Healy. Issue topic: “Transcultural Mediations and Transnational Politics of Difference,” 9:4, November 2009.

Journal Articles:

“Legal/Illegal: Protesting Citizenship in Fortress America,” Citizenship Studies17:2 (2013): 260-277.

“Immigrant Protest: an Introduction,” Introduction to the special issue, Citizenship Studies17:2 (2013): 143-156.

“Pedagogy of Anxiety,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 35:4 (2010): 869-892 (winner of the 2010 Florence Howe Award for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship).

“Transcultural Mediations and Transnational Politics of Difference,” Introduction to the special issue, Feminist Media Studies 9:4 (2009): 385-390.

“Postsocialist Hybrids,” Special Issue: Media Globalization and Postsocialist Identities, European Journal of Cultural Studies 12:2 (2009): 173-190.

“Foreign Women and Toilets,” Feminist Media Studies 8:4 (2008): 337-356.
[reprinted in Polish: “‘Obce’ i ubikacje,” trans. Michal Szczubialka, Panoptikum 8:15 (2009): 61-82.

“How Does Cinema Become Lost? The Spectral Power of Socialism,” Special Issue: Via Transversa: Lost Cinemas of the Former Eastern Bloc, Koht ja Paik/Place and Location: Studies in Environmental Aesthetics and Semiotics. Annual Journal of the Estonian Academy of Arts 7 (2008): 15-28.

“Immigrant Rage:  Alienhood, ‘Hygienic’ Identities, and the Second World,” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 17 (2006): 33-63.

“New Europe: Eyes Wide Shut,” Special Issue: Emerging Subjects of Neoliberal Global Capitalism, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 12 (2006):  615-633.

“Transnational Anatomies of Exile and Abjection in Milcho Manchevski’s Before the Rain,” Cinema Journal 43 (2003):  63-84.

“Cinematic Exile:  Performing the Foreign Body on Screen in Roman Polanski’s The Tenant,” Camera Obscura:  A Journal of Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 43 (2000):  1-43.

Book Chapters:

“Palatable Foreignness,” in Transnational Feminism in Film and Media. Katarzyna Marciniak, Aniko Imre, Aine O’Healy, eds. (New York: Palgrave, 2007): 187-205.

“Introduction: Mapping Transnational Feminist Media Studies,” in Transnational Feminist Media Studies. Katarzyna Marciniak, Aniko Imre, Aine O’Healy, eds. (New York: Palgrave, 2007): 1-18.

“Second Worldness and Transnational Feminist Practices: Agnieszka Holland’s A Woman Alone ,” East European Cinemas, the AFI Film Readers, ed. Aniko Imre (New York: Routledge, 2005): 3-20.

“`I Flutter Between Worlds’:  Postmodernity, Exile, and the Politics of Alienhood,” in Postmodernism.  Symposia: Readings in Philosophy (Boston: Pearson, 2001):  192-201.

Work in Progress:

Cinema and Pedagogy: Transnational Encounters in the Classroom (book project)

Manuscript Reviewer:

Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies
Cinema Journal
Citizenship Studies
Comparative Literature Studies
Critical Studies in Media Communication
Edinburgh University Press
Feminist Formations
Feminist Media Studies
Feminist Review
Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography
Journal of Lesbian Studies
Journal of Transnational American Studies
Palgrave MacMillan
Peter Lang Oxford
Photography and Culture
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Slavic Studies
Studies of Eastern European Cinema
University of Minnesota Press
Wallflower Press
Women’s Studies in Communication

Invited Talks:

Invited Speaker to the “Queering Europe” symposium; sponsored by the University of Warwick, Venice, Italy, April 2011

Invited Roundtable Speaker: “Streets of Crocodiles”; Midwest Slavic Conference, Ohio State University, April 2011

“Streets of Crocodiles”; East European Film Symposium, Ohio State University, Wexner Center, October 2010

“Postsocialist Hybrids”; Global Awareness Program; Ohio University, May 2010

“Postsocialist Hybrids”; 2010 International Studies Lecture Series: Contemporary Visual Culture in East Asia, Latin America, and Europe; Southwestern University, TX, April 2010

“Digital Rage: Anti-Immigrant Activism”; Migrancy Research Group and the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Lancaster University, UK, February 2010

“Pedagogy of Anxiety”; Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium, Ohio University, May 2009

“The Humanities, Legality, and Immigrant Experiences”; The Humanities Program, Loyola Marymount University, Janury 2009

“Media Globalization and Post-Socialist Identities”; The Scripps College Humanities Institute: Global Media Lectures, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, October 2008

“Immigrant Rage: Legal/(Il)legal”; Research Scholars Series, Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2008

“Truth Inside the Female Body: Violence, Rage, and Transnational Feminism; Symposium on Women’s Filmmaking in the Mediterranean; Wellesley College, November 2007

“How Does Cinema Become Lost? The Spectral Power of Socialism”; International Conference on Film History; Via Transversa: Lost Cinemas in the Former Eastern Bloc; Tallinn, Estonia, October 2007

“Streets of Crocodiles: Anti-Semitism in the New Europe”; The Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and Arts, Loyola Marymount University, March 2006

“The New Europe: Globalization, Anti-Semitism, Landscapes of Hate”; Humanities Center, University of Oregon, March 2006

“Alienhood, Or How Aliens Are Made”; Affiliated Scholar Lecture Series, Center for Feminist Research, University of Southern California, January 2006

“Immigrant Rage”; Department of Women’s Studies, University of California, Riverside, January 2006

“Film Forum: Film and Place”; Chicago Public Radio, Program “Odyssey,” September 2005

Teaching Awards:

Presidential Teacher Award 2013-2016, Ohio University

Jeanette G. Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award in the Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University, 2013

Transformative Faculty Award, Office of the Provost, Ohio University, 2010

Arts and Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award for 2002, Ohio University

Distinguished Service Award for 2002, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Ohio University

1997 Graduate Teaching Fellow for Outstanding Teaching and Excellence Award Graduate School and Mortar Board, University of Oregon, Spring 1997


English 537: History of Criticism: Transnational Narratives: Literature, Cinema, Theory
English 537: History of Criticism: Transnational Feminist Practices
English 537: History of Criticism: Transnational/Postcolonial Anatomies
English 537: History of Criticism: Postmodernism of Resistance and Feminist Investigations/Nationalism, Subjectivity, and the Body
English 536: History of Criticism: Feminist Politics of Bodies
English 536: History of Criticism: Transnationality and Performance of Theory

English 497: Feminist Film: Aesthetics and Politics
English 460: Feminist Visual Avant-Garde
English 453: World Literature: Exile, Immigration, Refugeeism
English 447: Contemporary Feminist Theory
English 399: Contemporary Literary Theory
English 325: Women and Literature: Immigration, Race, Nation
English 306J: Women and Writing: Genders, Sexualities, and Visual Analysis

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