Dr. Charlie Michael


Dr. Charlie Michael

Assistant Professor of Film

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Dr. Charlie Michael has taught at GGC since 2020. His recent research focuses on media industries with particular emphasis on the representational politics of popular culture. His newest book – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Youth, Race, and the Hypertext – is forthcoming from Routledge in the summer of 2024, and he is also the author of French Blockbusters: Cultural Politics of a Transnational Cinema (Edinburgh UP, 2019) and the co-editor of the Directory of World Cinema: France (Intellect, 2013). His work has also appeared in journals such as SubStance, Transnational Screens and The Velvet Light Trap. He is also currently working on a co-edited volume called The Other French New Wave for Edinburgh UP (expected 2025).


  • Doctorate – communication arts (film) – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Master's – communication arts (film) – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Master's – comparative literature – University of Iowa
  • Bachelor's – English – Carleton College

Academic Interests

  • Media industries
  • Popular culture
  • Film theory
  • French and francophone cinema
  • Youth cinema
  • Action films


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