Agata Frymus

Agata Frymus was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Communication Studies, where she worked on a Marie Skłodowska Curie-funded project ‘Black Cinema-Going in New York during the Interwar Period,’ supervised by Prof. Daniël Biltereyst (2018 – 2020).

She is the author of Damsels and Divas: European Stardom in Silent Hollywood (Rutgers University Press, 2020). Her research has been published in Early Popular Visual CultureCelebrity Studies, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (forthcoming).

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.

List of publications can be consulted here.