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.  My entry on “Women and the Silent Screen” was recently published in Oxford Bibliographies Online.

Recent Activities









   Film + Digital Media  

   University of California

   1156 High Street

   Santa Cruz, CA  95064


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Office Hours

Fall 2017:

Mondays 3 - 5pm

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