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Anne M. Kern

Associate Professor of Film and Cinema Studies

Dean for Global Strategy and International Programs and Director of the Center for Engagement

Anne M. Kern is Dean for Global Strategy and International Programs, Director of the Center for Engagement, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Founder and former Director of the transnational collaborative filmmaking program at Purchase College.

A native of Waukesha, WI, she received her Honors B.A. at University of Wisconsin, Madison, her M.A. at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and her M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Film Studies and Comparative Literature from Yale University. She has published work on cinema, surrealism and psychoanalysis in venues ranging from Cinema Journal to Le Monde.

She is also the former Director of Programming of the Focus on French Cinema Film Festival. In 2018, the French government awarded Dr. Kern the rank of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters for her contributions to French cinema and culture.