Associate Professor of History of Art
Director of Program in Film Studies and Center for Visual Culture
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Homay King is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art, Director of the Program in Film Studies, and Director of the Center for Visual Culture. Her fields of speciality include American cinema, film theory, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist film theory and criticism. She received her A.B. from Brown University in Modern Culture and Media, and her doctorate from the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley with a dissertation entitled “Effaced Figures: Authorship and the American Cinema.” Her essays on film, photography, contemporary art, and theory have appeared in the journals Afterall, Camera Obscura, Discourse, Film Quarterly, OCTOBER, and Qui Parle, and in edited collections including Jeff Wall: Photographs, Stanley Kubrick: Essays on His Films and Legacy, and There She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond. Her book Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Projection, and the Enigmatic Signifier was published by Duke University Press in 2010. She is currently working on a book entitled Virtual Memory: Time-based Art and the Dream of Digitality. She has been a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective since 2011.