Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Focus:
American cinema, film theory, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist film theory and criticism
Homay King is Professor in the Department of History of Art and Eugenia Chase Guild Chair in the Humanities. Her fields of specialty include American film history, global post-war film history, and global contemporary art with a focus on lensed and time-based media, with expertise in critical theory, including film theory, psychoanalysis, semiotics, and twentieth-century continental philosophy. She received her doctorate from the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley. Her essays on film, photography, contemporary art, and theory have appeared in the journals Afterall, Camera Obscura, Criticism, Discourse, Film Criticism, Film Quarterly, OCTOBER, and Qui Parle, and numerous edited collections, including the exhibition catalog for China: Through the Looking Glass (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015). She is a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective and a co-founder of Bryn Mawr College’s Program in Film Studies.