Wesleyan portrait of Lisa A. Dombrowski

Lisa A. Dombrowski

Associate Professor of Film Studies

Center for Film Studies, 154

Associate Professor, East Asian Studies


BA Wesleyan University
MA University of Wisconsin at Madison
PHD University of Wisconsin at Madison

Lisa A. Dombrowski

Lisa Dombrowski’s research concerns the art and business of filmmaking, with an emphasis on American independent cinema, international art cinema, and East Asian cinema. She is the author of The Films of Samuel Fuller: If You Die, I’ll Kill You! (2008), the editor of Kazan Revisited (2011), and is co-editing ReFocus: The Later Works and Legacy of Robert Altman (2021) with Justin Wyatt for University of Edinburgh Press's American Directors Series. She has contributed book chapters to Classical Studies in the 21st Century (2020); United Artists: Hollywood Centenary (2020);  Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle Through Interviews, Profiles, and Manifestos (2018); Silent Features: The Development of Silent Feature Films, 1914-1934 (2018); Behind the Silver Screen: Cinematography (2014); and Widescreen Worldwide (2010). Her articles have also appeared in Film History, Film Quarterly, Film Comment, The New York Times, and the Criterion Collection, among others. She is currently completing a book on Robert Altman and American independent cinema in the 1990s and 2000s.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Center for Film Studies Rm 154

Office hours: T & W 4:45-6:00 or by appointment


Spring 2021
FILM 346 - 01
Contemporary East Asian Cinema

FILM 347 - 01
Melodrama and Woman's Picture

Fall 2021
FILM 372 - 01
Hong Kong Cinema

FILM 388 - 01
Advanced Global Film Auteurs