Anne Kern


Anne Kern, Dean for Global Strategy and International Programs, is also Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and in 2017-18, Director of the Transnational Filmmaking Project at Purchase College. She received her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her M.A. at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and her M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Film Studies and Comparative Literature at Yale University. She has published work on cinema, pedagogy, surrealism, and psychoanalysis in venues ranging from Cinema Journal to Le Monde. Since 2017, she served as Director of Programming of the Focus on French Cinema film festival. In 2017, the Cultural Minister of France awarded Dr. Kern the rank of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters for her contributions to French cinema and culture.