Jacqueline Reich



PhD in Italian from the University of California at Berkeley
BA in Romance Languages from Dartmouth

Research Interests

Star studies, especially male stardom as it relates to Italian cinema.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Film

  • Italian Cinema

  • Other courses dealing with film history and theory

  • Various interdisciplinary initiatives at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses.


I come here as a native New Yorker with a diverse academic background: a BA in Romance Languages from Dartmouth, a PhD in Italian from the University of California at Berkeley, and 18 years of teaching film at Stony Brook University. In Fall 2011 I had the honor of being awarded a mid-career fellowship from the Howard Foundation at Brown University.

Selected Publications

Beyond the Latin Lover: Marcello Mastroianni, Masculinity, and Italian Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2004), The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana UP, Forthcoming 2014), and Divismo maschile all’italiana (Male Stardom, Italian Style) (Forthcoming, Il Castoro).  

I am co-editor of Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1942 (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002), and I curate the book series New Directions in National Cinemas for Indiana University Press.  In addition, I have published and lectured widely on Italian American film, fashion, and Italian cinema, and early twentieth-century physical culture in the United States and Italy.