Stacy Rusnak
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Dr. Stacy Rusnak

Associate Professor of Film, Chair of Studies

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Biography

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.

Education

  • Doctorate – moving image studies – Georgia State University
  • Master’s – Spanish language and literature – Georgia State University
  • Bachelor’s – Spanish – Agnes Scott College

Academic Interests

  • Spanish language cinema
  • Horror film
  • Popular culture
  • Identity politics
  • Gender studies