School of Cinematic Arts Directory Profile

Directory Profile

Aniko Imre, Ph.D.

Professor and Division Chair
The Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies
Media Arts + Practice Division, Ph.D. Advisor

Anikó Imre is a Professor and Chair of the Division of Cinema & Media Studies and a member of the faculty board of the Interdivisional Media Arts and Practice Doctoral Program (iMAP). She came to USC after completing a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA) of the University of Amsterdam, where she participated in a collaborative project on media globalization and post-Wall European transformations. She has published widely and teaches courses on film and media theory, global television, national and transnational media and European media.

She is the author of TV Socialism (Duke UP, 2016) and Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Post-Communist Media Cultures (MIT Press, 2009) editor of East European Cinemas (AFI Film Readers, Routledge, 2005), The Blackwell Companion to East European Cinemas (2012), and co-editor of Transnational Feminism in Film and Media (Palgrave, 2007), Popular Television in the New Europe (Routledge, 2012); of special issues of The Journal of Popular Film and Television on Television Entertainment in the New Europe (2012), the European Journal of Cultural Studies on Media Globalization and Post-Socialist Identities (May 2009), and of Feminist Media Studies, on Transcultural Feminist Mediations (December 2009). She co-edits the Palgrave book series Global Cinemas and sits on the editorial boards of several journals in media, cultural and communication studies.

  • “Love to Hate: National Celebrity and Racial Intimacy on Reality TV in the New Europe.” Television and New Media, 16.2 (2015): 103-130.

  • “Postcolonial Media Studies in Postsocialist Europe.” boundary 2 Vol. 41, No. 1 (spring 2014): 113-134.

  • “How Long Can the Party Last? Gendering the European Crisis on Reality TV.” Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in the Age of Austerity. Eds. Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014: 246-269.


East European Cinemas (editor, Routledge, 2005)

Transnational Feminism in Film and Media (co-editor, Palgrave MacMillan, 2007)

Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Post-Communist Media Cultures (MIT Press, 2009)

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas (editor, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)

Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism (co-editor, Routledge, 2012)

Global Media (Routledge, 2014)