Roxanne Samer is a cinema and media studies scholar and filmmaker. In 2016, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies. She currently teaches at Clark University, where she is an Assistant Professor of Screen Studies in the Visual and Performing Arts Department.
Roxanne has published in Jump Cut, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, and Feminist Media Histories. She is the editor of Spectator 37.2 (Fall 2017), the first journal issue devoted to the study of transgender media, and she is the co-editor of Spectatorship: Shifting Theories of Gender, Sexuality, and Media (UT Press, 2017).
An active member of the feminist science fiction community, Roxanne served as a juror for the 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award, an annual prize given to encourage the exploration and expansion of gender through fantasy and science fiction. The 2016 award went to Anna-Marie McLemore’s beautiful work of magical realism about trans existence and queer love, When the Moon Was Ours.
Roxanne is also currently developing a feature-length documentary, Tip/Alli, on the life, work, and influence of science fiction author James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon).
Roxanne is originally from Eugene, Oregon.
rsamer [at] clarku [dot] edu