Susan Ohmer

Susan Ohmer is the William and Helen Kuhn Carey Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.  Her research analyzes issues of industrial practice and audiences in film history of the 1930s and 1940s. Her first book, George Gallup in Hollywood, (Columbia University Press, 2006) examined the film industry’s use of empirical audience research during the 1940s. Her current project analyzes shifting ideas about animation at the Walt Disney Studio during the same period. Her gender-related publications examine the industrial and cultural practices that shape gender in animated films.
Select Courses: Hitchcock, Teen Culture, Disney
Department of Film, Television, and Theatre bio   sohmer@nd.edu   574/631-1626

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