Rosalind Galt joined the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) in Fall 2019 from King’s College London, where she is a professor of Film Studies.
Her research broadly addresses the relationships between world cinema and geopolitics, including European cinema’s responses to the end of the Cold War and the global financial crisis; colonialism’s impact on film aesthetics; and cinema’s engagement with sexual and gender dissidence as a mode of globalization. During her time at Shorenstein-APARC, Galt conducted research for a book on the role of the popular Malay figure of the pontianak, or female vampire, in cultures of decolonization in Malaysia and Singapore.
Galt is the author of Queer Cinema in the World, coauthored with Karl Schoonover (2016), Pretty: Film and the Decorative Image (2011), and The New European Cinema: Redrawing the Map (2006), and the coeditor of Global Art Cinema: New Theories and Histories (2010).
She holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University and an MA (Hons) in Film and Television Studies and English Literature from the University of Glasgow.