Ellen SEITER, Prof

Director Academy of Film

1979 …2024

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Ellen Seiter is the Director of the Academy of Film, at Hong Kong Baptist University.  From 2003-2022, Seiter held the Nenno Endowed Chair in Television Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.  She has taught at The University of California, San Diego, Indiana University and the University of Oregon.  She is the recipient of the Society for Cinema Studies Pedagogy award, a career achievement honor, as well as Mellon Foundation awards for mentoring Graduate Students and Faculty.  Her grants and honors include Fulbright, Volkswagen Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Macarthur Foundation, and the Annenberg Trust.  She has published dozens of essays on children’s media, Women Directors, Audience research and melodrama and soap opera.  She is a filmmaker as well as a scholar.

Research Interests

Gender and Genre; Audience Research; Cognitive Neuroscience and Screen Studies; Children and the media.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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