Dr. Stacy Rusnak
Associate Professor of Film, Chair of StudiesDownload vCard
Dr. Stacy Rusnak is an associate professor of film at GGC. She holds a Ph.D. from Georgia State University in communications, movie image studies, as well as an M.A. in Spanish language and literature. Her areas of interest are: Spanish language cinema, horror film, popular culture, theories of the nation and politics of identity.
Rusnak has written, produced and directed an experimental short film title "Bru-Bruce," and she recently directed her first short narrative film, "Last Call." Her publication titled "When 'Nation' Stops Making Sense: Mexico and Giorgio Agamben's 'State of Exception' in Children of Men," appears in an edited collection called The Postnational Fantasy. Her latest publication, "The Scapegoat of a Nation: The Demonization of MTV and the Music Video," appears in an edited collection called Satanic Panic: Pop Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s. Additionally, Rusnak is the area chair of "Motor Culture and the Road" for the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and has served as a judge for several local film festivals.
- Doctorate – moving image studies – Georgia State University
- Master’s – Spanish language and literature – Georgia State University
- Bachelor’s – Spanish – Agnes Scott College
- Spanish language cinema
- Horror film
- Popular culture
- Identity politics
- Gender studies