- Title Master Lecturer, Department of Film & Television
- Office 704 Commonwealth Ave, Room 406A
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone (617) 358-3968
- Education B.S., English, University of Wisconsin – River Falls
MA, English, St. Thomas University
PhD, English with a Film Studies focus, Syracuse University
Lindsey Decker is a lecturer in Film & Television Studies.
She earned her PhD in film studies from the Department of English at Syracuse University in 2016. Her dissertation, Transnational Genre Hybridity and the British Horror Film, 2002-2012, reveals how the tendency in British horror films of this period to mix British genre traditions with successful foreign genres works to counter discourses in British film culture that position the industry as perpetually failing and that hold horror in low regard.
Decker’s research primarily deals with the relationship between genre and transnationalism, with a particular focus on the horror genre. Her work has been published in the journals Transnational Cinemas and Horror Studies, and she co-authored the “Film and Horror” entry in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication with Kendall Phillips. She has a chapter on the transnational gaze in Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) in the forthcoming collection Women Make Horror (ed. Alison Peirse).
Her research and teaching interests include British cinema, international horror, genre studies, national and transnational cinema studies, postcolonial African and Indian cinemas, global new wave cinemas, and film cultures.