Shelley Stamp

Professor of Film + Digital Media

University of California, Santa Cruz


Current Research


I am an expert on women and early film culture and recently published a book on Lois Weber, one of Hollywood’s top filmmakers during the silent era.  I am currently at work on a comprehensive history of Women and the Silent Screen in America, co-written with Anne Morey and am curating a DVD box set on First Women Filmmakers for Kino-Lorber

Recent Activities









   Film + Digital Media  

   University of California

   1156 High Street

   Santa Cruz, CA  95064


Office Hours

Spring 2017:

Fridays 11am -1pm

and by appointment

Best Film Books of 2015
The Huffington Post
Richard Wall Special Jury Prize, Theatre Library Association
Michael Nelson Book Prize, 
International Assoc. for Media and History