Associate Professor Rielle Navitski is a film historian whose research looks at Latin American cinema through a transnational lens. She teaches courses such as Latin American Film and Media, Latinx Film and Visual Culture, and Genre Cinema: The Global Crime Film. Dr. Navitski's major research projects explore the formation of media publics and taste cultures both "high" and "low," tracing the political and geopolitical reverberations of popular sensationalism and art cinema. Other lines of inquiry she has pursued include cinema's links with print culture and the international circulation of film stars and genres. Her work has been supported by the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation and the Institute for International Education. Her book Transatlantic Cinephilia: Film Culture Between Latin America and France, 1945-1965 (University of California Press, forthcoming 2023) explores the blossoming of film-related organizations - cineclubs, archives, festivals, and film schools - in postwar Latin America in close collaboration with French cultural institutions. These developments lent social prestige to Latin America's growing urban middle classes while advancing the aims of French cultural diplomacy in a polarized Cold War climate. Dr. Navitski's previous book Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil (Duke University Press, 2017) looks at how early films and illustrated newspapers and magazines in the two nations staged graphic spectacles of violence that were framed as signs of local modernity. It was based on her Ph.D. thesis, recipient of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies dissertation award in 2014, and was a finalist for the Richard Wall Memorial Award from the Theatre Library Association. Dr. Navitski is also the co-editor (with Leslie Marsh) of Latinx Media: An Open-Access Textbook (University of North Georgia Press, 2022) and (with Nicolas Poppe) of Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, an anthology of critical essays and primary texts in English translation (Indiana University Press, 2017). Her work has also appeared in Cinema Journal/Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Screen, Film History, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and Revista Iberoamericana. Education Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley Research Research Interests: Transatlantic Cinephilia List of Latin American Cineclubs, 1925-1965: https://web.archive.org/web/20210203211359/https://faculty.franklin.uga.edu/rielle_navitski/latin-american-cineclubs-1927-1965 Database of Latin American Cineclub Programming Search for a film title, director, club name, or location. Currently includes information on over 2500 unique screenings of films during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s at six clubs operating in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay.