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Aniko Imre, Ph.D.

Professor of Cinematic Arts
Division of Cinema & Media Studies; Media Arts + Practice Division, PhD Advisor
Research areas: Global media studies, studies of European and (post)socialist media, critical feminist, race and nationalism studies, postcolonial studies, critical data, platform and surveillance studies, media industry studies

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Cinema & Media Studies
Media Arts + Practice Division

Work Phone: 213-740-9279
Office: SCA 320

Anikó Imre  is a Professor of Cinematic Arts in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies and a member of the faculty advisory board in the Interdivisional Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) Division. She has published, taught and lectured widely on media globalization, television, (post)socialism, gender and sexuality, race and postcoloniality. 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) and 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 boards of Cinema and Media Journal, Global Media and Communication, Television and New Media, VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies, global-e: Twenty-First Century Global Dynamics and other key publications.


“Illiberal White Fantasies and Netflix’s The Witcher.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, published online in January, 2023.

“Spy from the Sky: From Big Brother to Big Data.” Remapping Cold War Media: Institutions, Infrastructures, Networks, Exchanges. Eds. Alice Lovejoy and Mari Pajala, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2022.

Co-editor (with Sudeep Dasgupta), VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, themed issue on “Race and Europe’s TV Histories” (November 2021).

HBO’s E-EUtopia.” Media Industries 5.2 (2018), special section on “Global Internet Television.”;rgn=main.


TV Socialism (Duke University Press, 2016)

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

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

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

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

East European Cinemas (editor, Routledge, 2005)