Marc Francis

Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2018
Assistant Editor at Film Quarterly and Lecturer in the School of Film and Media at Loyola Marymount University
Dissertation Title: Deviant Programming: Curating Queer Spectatorial Possibilities in U.S. Art-house Cinemas, 1968-1989
Ph.D in Film and Digital Media, 2018
Marc Francis focuses on queer film and media. His dissertation examined how the programming of queer art-house films of the 1970s and 1980s, arranged to stimulate viewers, radically disrupted and reoriented spectators' understandings of gender and sexual variance. His essays have appeared in Camera Obscura, Jump Cut, and Film Quarterly (forthcoming). In addition to his text-based scholarship, he has curated an LA-based film series called Wayward Cinema and creates video essays on film programming.
Education and Training: 
Ph.D. UC Santa Cruz, Film and Digital Media
M.A. Columbia University, Film Studies
B.F.A. Depaul University, Theater Arts
Research Interests: 

Queer film and media, theories of spectatorship and perception, art-house and independent cinema, film/media programming and curation, videographic criticism, and affect studies