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About Joanne Clarke Dillman

My work is on the intersection of issues of gender, class and power in American visual culture, with an emphasis on film.
My book, "Women and Death in Film, Television and News: Dead But Not Gone," was published in November, 2014.

I teach a variety of film classes at UWT including Feminist Perspectives in Film & Literature, Media Genres: Conspiracy Thrillers, Cinema, Time and Memory, Silent Cinema, and Introduction to Film Studies. I also teach Introduction to Screenwriting.

In addition to teaching in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, I have taught in the IIGE's Global Honors Program, and was Associate Director here from 2021-2023. I have also worked in the CORE Program for incoming students.



Present Teaching Professor, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • UWT Outstanding Women Award (2012)
  • Nomination for the Distinguished Teaching Award (2022), 2012


  • T Film 487, Cinema, Time & Memory
  • TCORE 104, Introduction to Visual Culture (Humanities)
  • TFILM 350, Introduction to Screenwriting
  • TFILM 486, Feminist Perspectives in Film and Literature
  • TFILM 485, Media Genres: Conspiracy Thrillers
  • TFILM 481, Film, Theory and Aesthetics
  • TFILM 386, Silent Cinema
  • TFILM 348, Film and Human Values
  • TFILM 272, Intro to Film Studies


M.F.A., Columbia University ‐ School of the Arts
A.B., Brown University ‐ English & American Literature
PhD, George Mason University ‐ Graduate School of Arts & Sciences