Scott Diffrient

Contact Information



Office: A211 Behavioral Science Building

Role: Faculty

Position: Professor

Area of Study: Media and Visual Culture

  • Cinema
  • Television
  • Popular Culture
  • Critical Theory
  • History


David Scott Diffrient is the William E. Morgan Endowed Chair of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University. His articles have been published in Cinema Journal, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Journal of Fandom Studies, Journal of Film and Video, Journal of Popular Film and Television, New Review of Film and Television Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Post Script, and Velvet Light Trap, as well as in several edited collections about film and television topics. He is the editor of Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls (Syracuse University Press, 2010) and the author of three books: M*A*S*H (Wayne State University Press, 2008), Omnibus Films: Theorizing Transauthorial Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), and (with Hye Seung Chung) Movie Migrations: Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2015). He is the co-editor of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema.




20 Feet from Stardom,” Black Camera, 8 (2017): 25-49.

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