Associate Professor of Cinema Studies
Juanita and Joseph Leff Distinguished Professor 2022-2023
Agustín Zarzosa joined the cinema studies faculty at Purchase College in 2007. He is currently an associate professor of cinema studies and Chair of the Cinema Studies program. His research interests lie primarily at the intersection of cinema and philosophy, and most of his scholarship has been devoted to studying melodrama. Zarzosa is the author of Refiguring Melodrama in Film and Television: Captive Affects, Elastic Sufferings, Vicarious Objects (Lexington Books, 2012).
Zarzosa’s essays have appeared in New Review of Film and Television, Scope, Discourse, Colloquy, Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, and Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.