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Last Name
University of Washington Tacoma
Website URL
film history, television history, media history, dance history, history of dance on screen, 20th century U.S. history, history of race/gender/sexuality in media, history of media representation, history of media performance
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About Me

Dr. Pamela Krayenbuhl is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. Prior to joining the UW Tacoma faculty, she was an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Communication program at Northwestern University in Qatar. Krayenbuhl is a media historian whose scholarship focuses on the relationship between moving bodies and moving images, from early cinema to contemporary video games.

A dancer and choreographer as well as a scholar, Krayenbuhl co-founded both the Ballet Company at Berkeley and Modet Dance Collective. She has also worked at the Chicago Film Archives as a researcher and archivist; she researched and catalogued the 500+ films in the Ruth Page Collection.

Krayenbuhl is currently at work on a book project that examines the intersection of U.S. dance cultures with commercial film & television cultures in the mid-20th century, with a particular focus on issues of race and masculinity.

Recent Publications

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Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, Europe
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Gender, Material Culture, Race