Dr. Jacqueline Pinkowitz

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Director of Film Studies

Jacqueline PinkowitzDr. Jacqueline Pinkowitz is an assistant professor of media studies at Mercer University. She is joining the Department of Journalism and Media Studies after working as a visiting assistant professor of film studies at St. Lawrence University.


  • Ph.D., Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University
  • B.A., Media Studies and English, San Diego State University


Film and media studies; critical race studies; women’s and gender studies; cultural studies; Southern studies

Professional Interests

A film and media scholar examining race, gender, and difference, Dr. Pinkowitz’s research and teaching center on African American film and media; intersectional representations of blackness, whiteness, and racial mixing; media of the civil rights era; exploitation and genre film; and Southern imaginaries and histories.

She teaches Race, Gender, and Media, Media and Society, Media Criticism, and Film Genre, as well as topics courses on horror, mediated bodies and identities, and Southern cinema across Journalism and Media Studies, Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Southern Studies.

Her work on race and identity, regional imaginaries, and cultural and industrial film histories appears in the Journal of Popular Film and Television, the Journal of Popular Culture, The Global South, and several edited collections and digital platforms. She is writing a book manuscript, “Screening Civil Rights: Race, Region, & the American Film Industry during the Black Freedom Struggle (1955-75).”

Contact Dr. Jacqueline Pinkowitz

(478) 301-4199
Office: Center for Collaborative Journalism, Room 115