Masks are required as the campus is at red status.

Keith Corson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Film

Stanley Russ Hall 202F


Ph.D., Cinema Studies, New York University

M.A., Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin

B.A., Film, University of Colorado at Boulder



ReFocus: The Films of Francis Veber. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.


Trying to Get Over: African American Directors After Blaxploitation, 1977-1986.   Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.


Selected Chapters and Journal Articles

“Beyond Les Bleus: French Basketball, American Media, and Racial Performance in les banlieues.” Black Camera. Vol. 10, No. 1. Fall 2018.  (213-225)


“Tyler Perry, T.D. Jakes, and the Birth of Gospel Cinema.” in Karen Bowdre, TreaAndrea Russworm, and Samantha Sheppard. (eds.) From Madea to Media Mogul: Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.


“Little Indias: Diasporic Communities in the U.S. and the Consumption of Bollywood.” in Veena Dwivedi and Cristina M. Gamez-Fernandez. (eds.) Shaping Indian Diaspora. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.


“Stepping Behind the Camera: Sidney Poitier’s Directorial Career.” in Ian Gregory Strachan and Mia Mask. (eds.) Poitier Revisited: Reconsidering a Black Icon in the Obama Age. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.


“Bringing Malcolm to the Masses: The Long Journey from Page to Screen.” Souls.  Vol. 12. No. 1.  January-March 2010.


Selected Conference Papers


“Quantifying Race: African American Cinema and the Challenges of Creating Identity-Based Data.” Research Method in Film Studies Conference hosted by the European Communications Research and Education Association. October 18-19, 2019. Ghent, Belgium.


“The Thing with Two Heads: Blaxploitation as Genre and/or Production Cycle.” SANAS Biennial Conference: The Genres of Genre. November 2-3, 2018. Lausanne, Switzerland.


“Commodifying Resistance: Basketball, Hip-Hop, and the Selling of Black Youth Culture.” Visualizing Consumer Culture, Commodifying Visual Culture in the English-Speaking World. Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) and Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). October 21-22, 2016. Paris, France.


“Tyler Perry Superstar: Brand Management and the Re-Imagining of Gospel Theatre.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. March 30-April 3, 2016. Atlanta, Georgia.


“Screening Fear and Anxiety: African American Incarceration and the Dawning of the Prison-Industrial Complex.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. March 25-29, 2015. Montréal, Québec.


“Post-Soul Sidney: Poitier’s Career Behind the Camera.”  Sidney Poitier International Conference & Film Festival. February 23-27, 2010.  Nassau, Bahamas.