Professor Weis specializes in film sound aesthetics, American narrative film, and comedy. Her most recent book is Film Sound: Theory and Practice (co-editor, John Belton, Columbia University Press). Her earlier books are The Silent Scream: Alfred Hitchcock's Sound Track; Movie Comedy; and The National Society of Film Critics on the Movie Star. She was a founding editor of Persistence Vision: the Film Journal of the City University of New York, for which she guest-edited an issue on Humor in the Visual Arts. Professor Weis has served as the Executive Director of The National Society of Film Critics since 1974. In 2002 she was named an Honorable Professor by Peking University.