Michael Baskett

Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies
Primary office:
220 Oldfather Studios



Current Research & Projects


Research Interests
Early world film history; Transnational and Diasporic Cinemas; Film/Media History and Criticism; Colonial Film Studies; International Sound Film
Selected Publications

Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan. University of Hawaii Press, 2008.

" Empire et cinéma...que le spectacle commence!" In Diasporas: histoire et sociétés 4:1. University Toulouse II-Le Mirail, 2004.

Courses Taught

Transnational Film Cultures

B.A. Japanese Literature, Brigham Young University (1985); M.A. Japanese Film and Literature, UCLA (1993); Ph.D., Japanese Film and Literature, UCLA (2000)
Language Competence Japanese (5); Chinese (3)


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