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Thomas Grachowski

Thomas Grochowski (MFA Brooklyn College, PhD New York University) has taught at Queens College since 1996.  His research interests include: issues of gender and race in media (both theoretical and historical), documentary film, and new media.  He has published work on media and the O.J. Simpson case in the scholarly journals Television and New Media and International Journal of Cultural Studies. Recent publications include contributions to anthologies about the Marx Brothers, Sex and the City, and Routledge’s Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film.  His most recent piece, on Woody Allen, was published in the anthology Jews and Sex.  Courses he has taught at Queens College include: Media Criticism. History of Cinema, History of Broadcasting, Television Theory/Criticism, Film Theory, and Popular Music, Technology, and Society.  He has also taught at Brooklyn College, John Jay College, Hunter College, and Seton Hall University.  His is currently Assistant Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s College, Long Island, where he is developing the recently approved minor in film and media studies; every summer since 2001, he has taught his popular MEDST 381W course, Rock and Roll Films.


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