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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

Title: AssociateProfessor
Department: Film and TV
Email: ecscott@tft.ucla.edu

Current Project(s):

  • Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies; Professor Ellen C. Scott, Ph.D., specializes in media history, African American cultural history, film and media theory, American film history, sound theory, the history of censorship and cultural studies. Her research focuses on the cultural meanings and reverberations of film in African American communities and, more broadly, the relationship of media to the struggle for racial justice and equality. She is currently working on two projects, one examining the history of slavery on the American screen and another on the history of Classical Hollywood-era black women film critics.

Available Publications/Books:

  • Scott, E. (2015). Cinema civil rights: Regulation, repression, and race in the classical Hollywood era. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
  • Scott, E. (2013). More than a passing sophistication: Dress, film regulation and the color line in 1930s cinema. Women Studies Quarterly 41:1 Spring/Summer 2013, 60-86


Tagged: History, Cultural Production