Chera Kee

Chera Kee

Associate Professor

ckee@wayne.edu

Room 10407, English Department, 5057 Woodward Ave.

Chera Kee

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

    • Film and Media Studies
    • Pop Culture
    • Fandom
    • Horror (especially zombie media)
    • Race
    • Gender

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D., Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (2011)
  • M.A., Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (2006)
  • A.M., Regional Studies East Asia, Harvard University (2003)

Selected Publications

  • Not Your Average Zombie: Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks (University of Texas Press, September 2017).
  • "Good Girls Don't Date Dead Boys: Toying with Miscegenation in Zombie Films," The Journal of Popular Film and Television 42.4 (Dec. 2014): 176-185.
  • "Negotiated Seeing: Ghosts, Frauds, and the Empowered Spiritualist Spectator," The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and Around the World, vol. 3, ed. Christopher M. Moreman (ABC-CLIO, 2013): 207-224.
  • "They are Not Men...They are Dead Bodies!': From Cannibal to Zombie and Back Again," Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human, eds. Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro (Fordham UP, 2011): 9-23.

Currently Teaching

  • ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
    ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in American Media

Courses taught

Fall 2011
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5060 Style and Genre in Film: Horror and Zombies

Winter 2012
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 8006 Seminar in Film and Media Studies: Mediated Bodies and Political Life

Fall 2012
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Censorship

Winter 2013
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film

Fall 2013
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film

Sabbatical Winter 2014

Fall 2014
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 7053 Film and Media Genres: Gender and Horror

Winter 2015
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 7005 Film Theory

Fall 2015
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5992 Senior Seminar: Adaptation, Remediation and Transmedia Storytelling

Winter 2016
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Asian Cinema

Fall 2016
ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Zombie Media
ENG 8006 Seminar in Film and Media Studies: Mediated Bodies and Biopolitical Life

Winter 2017
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in American Media

Fall 2017
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5040 / ENG 7005 Film Theory