Film Studies

Mariana Johnson, Film Studies Chair and Associate Professor 
King Hall 102C | 910.962.2228 | Yara

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, New York University
  • M.A. in Cinema Studies, New York University
  • Graduate Certificate in Culture and Media, New York University
  • B.A. in English, Sewanee University, Tennessee

Mariana Johnson teaches courses in Latin American cinema, world cinema and the history of documentary. She received her Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University, where she also earned a graduate certificate in ethnographic filmmaking from the Program for Media, Culture and History. A former Fulbright scholar and A Film Society of Lincoln Center Fellowship recipient, she has been published inFilm Comment,The Oxford American,Film International,Television and New Media, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Jump Cut and The Moving Image. Her book chapters have appeared in the Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies (OUP),Contemporary Spanish Cinema and Genre(Manchester UP), and Cinematic Homecomings (Bloomsbury). She is currently editing theDirectory of World Cinema: Cuba(Intellect Press) and working on a project aboutpre-Revolutionary film culture in Havana.