Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Film and Electronic Arts
Biography:Masha Shpolberg’s research and teaching interests include world cinema, with special attention to Russian and Eastern European cinema; ecocinema; women’s cinema; global documentary; and representations of war, revolution, and social movements. She is currently working on two edited volumes: Cinema and the Environment in Eastern Europe and Contemporary Russian Documentary. She has contributed film criticism to Film Quarterly, Senses of Cinema, Tablet, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Professor Shpolberg previously taught at Wellesley College, where she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her courses covered a wide range of subjects, including documentary history and theory, world cinema, Russian and Soviet cinema, theories of the media, global Hollywood, and war on film.
BA, Princeton University; MA, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle–Paris 3; Diplôme, Ecole Normale Supérieure; PhD, Yale University. At Bard since 2022.