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David Gerstner
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Phone: (718) 982-2541
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D in the Department of Film and Television at UCLA

David A. Gerstner is Professor of Cinema Studies at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and College of Staten Island. His books include: Queer Pollen: White Seduction, Black Male Homosexuality, and the Cinematic (2011, Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2012); Manly Arts: Masculinity and Nation in Early American Cinema (2006); The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture (editor, 2006—New York Public Library “Best of Reference,” 2007); and with Cynthia Chris he has edited the just published Routledge anthology, Media Authorship (2013). In 2003, Authorship and Film was co-edited with Janet Staiger). He is currently co-authoring a book about French filmmaker, Christophe HonorĂ© for Wayne State University Press. His essays appear in several anthologies and journals. For selected works, see Professor Gerstner's website.