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Rosalind Galt is a Professor of Film Studies at King’s College London. She is the author of Queer Cinema in the World (2016), Pretty: Film and the Decorative Image (2011), and The New European Cinema: Redrawing the Map (2006), as well as coeditor of Global Art Cinema: New Theories and Histories (2010).

In 2019-20, she is the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and a Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellowship in Contemporary Southeast Asia.

She holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University (2002), and an MA (Hons) in Film and Television Studies and English Literature from the University of Glasgow (1993).

Before joining King’s in 2013, she was Reader in Film Studies at the University of Sussex and Assistant Professor of Film Studies and International Studies at the University of Iowa.

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • World cinema post-1945
  • Queer cinemas
  • Film theory, especially issues of aesthetics and politics
  • Comparative European cinemas

Rosalind Galt’s research is situated at the intersection of film theories and histories, locating European and world cinemas within debates on visuality and aesthetics, modernity and globality, sexuality and the politics of the image. Her most recent book, Queer Cinema in the World (Duke University Press, 2016), was co-authored with Karl Schoonover. The book argues that queer cinema needs to be seen in a worldly perspective, and it traces how queer cinema circulates around the globe, exploring its intersections with international sexual cultures, geopolitics, and aesthetics.

Rosalind welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of her research interests. For more details, please see her full research profile.


Rosalind Galt has taught in a wide range of areas including modules in film theory, european cinema, world cinema, queer cinema, experimental film, realism and the cinematic image, and feminist film theory.

Expertise and Public Engagement

Rosalind Galt has organised public events at the BFI, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and CineCity: Brighton Film Festival, has served on the jury of the Mediterranean Film Festival in Croatia, and has programmed a film series that screened at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA and Anthology Film Archives in New York.

She is on the editorial board of Transnational Cinemas and the advisory board of World Picture. She has peer reviewed for international research councils and for many major scholarly presses and journals.