Robert Kapsis

robert.kapsis@qc.cuny.edu

Professor of Sociology and Film Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and teaches courses on mass communication and popular culture, sociology of the movies, the American gangster film, New York in the Movies, and on Hitchcock and his legacy. He is also on the faculty of the Film Studies Certificate Program, Graduate Center (CUNY), and has taught courses on film at New School University . He is author of Hitchcock: The Making of a Reputation (University of Chicago Press, 1992) and “Alfred Hitchcock: A Profile,” American National Biography , ed. John A. Garraty (Oxford University Press, 1999); he also was the Executive Producer of “Multimedia Hitchcock,” a public computer kiosk that the Museum of Modern Art displayed from April 1999 to May 2001 as part of a celebration of the Hitchcock centenary. Kapsis has appeared in two television documentaries on Hitchcock (including “Dial ‘H’ For Hitchcock,” narrated by Kevin Spacey) and consulted on a third one produced for the BBC. Kapsis’s work on Hitchcock has been the subject of articles and reviews appearing in The New York Times , The Sunday New York Times , Newsday , Entertainment Weekly , Time Out , Wired News , and CUNY Matters . He is co-editor of Clint Eastwood: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 1999) and Woody Allen: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming, 2006).