Department of English

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2250
fax: (248) 370-4429

Bridget Kies

A headshot of Bridget Kies.

123 O'Dowd Hall
Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Production
Academic Advisor for Film Studies and Production

Bridget Kies is an Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of English at Oakland University and is affiliated faculty with the Women's and Gender Studies program. Her research examines masculinities in film and television and has been published in numerous academic journals and edited collections. She has also co-edited special issues of the journals Participations and Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture. For several years, she served as the chair of the Queer Film and Television area of the national Film and History conference. Professor Kies is currently completing a book about men and male audiences in 1980s American television.

BA, French – Lake Forest College
MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts and Media – Columbia College Chicago
MA/PhD, Cinema, Media, and Digital Studies – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Areas of study

  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Audiences and fan studies
  • Film and media history
  • Television and digital media

Selected Courses

  • CIN 1150: Introduction to Film
  • CIN 2100: Film and Formal Analysis
  • CIN 2150: Methods of Screen Criticism
  • CIN 4900: Advanced Topics in Film

Recent Publications

“A Vicious Viewership:Transatlantic Television Audiences and LGBTQ Identities.”  View: Transformative Journal of Television (2020).

"Remediating the Celebrity Roast: The Place of Mean Tweets on Late-Night Television."  Television & New Media (2019).

"The Ex-Fan's Place in Fan Studies."  Transformative Works and Cultures 28 (2018).

“Television’s ‘Mr. Moms’: Idealizing the New Man in 1980s Domestic Sitcoms.”  Feminist Media Histories 4.1 (2018): 142–170.