Christie Milliken

Associate Professor

Christie Milliken

Ph.D, Critical Studies, The School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California.
MA, Critical Studies, The School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
BA (Honours), Film Studies, Queen’s University
BA, English, McGill University

Office: SBH 336
905-688-5550 x4480

Christie Milliken (PhD University of Southern California) researches sex and gender in cinema, sex education film and video, documentary studies, and pedagogy and film. She teaches classes in gender and film, documentary history and theory, American and international film history, cult cinema and fan culture, and melodrama studies. Christie is on sabbatical until July 2015.

  • Sex and gender in cinema
  • Sex education film and video
  • Documentary studies
  • Pedagogy and film
  • Milliken, C. and Steve F. Anderson, eds. (2021), Reclaiming Popular Documentary, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
  • Milliken, C. (2021), “Of Kids and Sharks: Victims, Heroes and the Politics of Melodrama in Popular Documentary,” Reclaiming Popular Documentary, eds. Christie Milliken and Steve F. Anderson, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
  • “Rate it X?: Hollywood Cinema at the End of the Production Code,” in Eric Schaefer ed.,  Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution, Duke University Press, 2013.
  • “1969: Movies and the Counterculture,” Screen Decades: American Cinema of the 1960s: Themes and Variations, edited by Barry Keith Grant, Rutgers University Press, 2007.
  • “Continence of the Continent: The Ideology of Disease and Hygiene in WWII Training Films,” Cultural Sutures, edited by Lester B. Friedman, Duke University Press, 2004.
  • “The Pixel Visions of Sadie Benning,” Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: An Anthology on Films About Teenage Girls and Young Women, edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance, Wayne State University Press, 2002.
  • “Eroticizing Safe Sex: Pedagogy and Performance in Lesbian Video” Journal of Lesbian Studies (Volume 3, No. 3, Spring 1999) also reprinted in Lesbian Sex Scandals: Sexual Practices, Identities, and Politics, edited by Dawn Atkins, New York: Harrington Park Press, 1999.
  • “Unheimlich Maneuvers: The Genres and Genders of Transsexual Documentary” Velvet Light Trap (Volume #41, Spring 1998).
  • Gender and Film
  • Documentary History and Theory
  • American and International Film History
  • Cult Cinema and Fan Cultures
  • Melodrama Studies