Dr. Diana Anselmo received her Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine in 2014, and she has done prestigious postdocs at the University of Pittsburgh and the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science in Portugal. She is in the final stages of completing the manuscript for The First Lovers: Girl Fans, Personal Archives & Queer Spectatorship in Early Hollywood, which is under contract with the University of California Press, one of the leading presses in film/media studies. Her work has also appeared in Cinema Journal, Screen, and Camera Obscura, as well as in a range of other prominent anthologies.
Dr. Anselmo has a growing track record in obtaining grants, including travel grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Association for Media History. She has organized symposia and workshops that bring scholars together from around the world. She is well connected in the world of historical media archival research, and she will teach a Media Historiography seminar in the fall.