Department Chair

Full-Time Faculty

  • Joel Anderson

    Joel Neville Anderson

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Film
    • BFA, Purchase College, SUNY
    • MA, PhD, University of Rochester
    joel.anderson@purchase.edu
  • Rachel Fabian

    Rachel Fabian

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
    • BA,  University of Vermont
    • MA, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Paula Halperin

    Paula Halperin

    Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and History
    Director, School of Film and Media Studies
    • PhD, University of Maryland
    paula.halperin@purchase.edu
  • Nathan Holmes

    Nathan Holmes

    Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
    • BA, Brock University, Ontario
    • MA, Ryerson University and York University, Ontario
    • PhD,  University of Chicago
    nathan.holmes@purchase.edu
  • Agustín Zarzosa

    Agustín Zarzosa

    (on leave: 2022-2023)
    Associate Professor of Cinema Studies
    Juanita and Joseph Leff Distinguished Professor 2022-2023
    • BA, Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico)
    • MA, New York University
    • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
    agustin.zarzosa@purchase.edu

Part-Time Faculty

  • Robert Watson

    Robert Watson

    Lecturer of Cinema Studies
    Lecturer of French
    • PhD, Vanderbilt University
    • MA, University of Leeds (UK)
    • BA, Baylor University
  • Sean Weiner

    Sean Weiner

    Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
    • BA, Purchase College, SUNY
    • MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York
    sean.weiner@purchase.edu

Contributing Faculty