- Popular Culture
- Critical Theory
Department: Communication Studies
Area of Study: Media and Visual Culture
David Scott Diffrient, Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, is the former William E. Morgan Endowed Chair of Liberal Arts (2013-2016). 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 ofM*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 recently served as the co-editor of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema. Since 2014 he has been the Programming Director for the ACT Human Rights Film Festival.