Agata Frymus


agata-frymus.jpgAgata Frymus is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Communication Studies, working on a Marie Sklodowska Curie-funded project ‘Black Cinema-Going in New York during the Interwar Period’, supervised by Prof. Daniël Biltereyst.

Agata received an MA from University of Bristol (2014) and a PhD in Film from University of York (2018). Her research interests focus on silent film and the representation of gender and race in American culture. She is particularly interested in the ways in which fan magazines and popular press reflected and reinforced the dominant racial discourse of the 1920s and 1930s.

Agata has taught courses on Cinema History and Filmmaking through Hitchcock at University of York and University of Bristol respectively. Her research has been published in Early Popular Visual Culture, Celebrity Studies, The Historical Journal of Radio, Film and Television (2018) and Other Modernities (2018).

 Her upcoming book, titled Damsels and Divas: European Stardom in the Silent Hollywood (contracted to Rutgers University Press) explores the public personae of Pola Negri, Vilma Banky and Jetta Goudal. 

' list of publications can be consulted here​.


Research Tracks

Film & Cinema

Gender & Sexuality



Research CIMS

Black Cinema-Going in New York during the Interwar Period