Robert P Stam


Robert Stam

Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. He has taught in France, Tunisia, and Brazil, and his work has been translated into French, Italian, Greek, Farsi, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Estonian, and Serbo-Croatian. He is the author or co-author of more than 15 books, including: Keywords in Subversive Film/Media Aesthetics (Blackwell, 2015); (with Ella Shohat) Race in Translation: Culture Wars in the Postcolonial Atlantic (Routledge, May, 2012); Francois Truffaut and Friends: Modernism, Sexuality, and the Art of Adaptation (Rutgers, 2006); Literature through Film: Realism, Magic and the Art of Adaptation  (Blackwell, 2005); Film Theory: An Introduction  (Blackwell, 2000); Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture (Duke University Press, 1997); Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism, and Film (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989), and with Ella Shohat, co-authored Unthinking Eurocentrism (Routledge, 1994), (new edition with afterword 2014); Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media (Rutgers University Press) and Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism (Routledge, 2007). He has won Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Fulbright Fellowships. In 2015, he was awarded the Jim Welsh Prize for Excellence in Adaptation Studies to “recognize superb scholarly work on film and/or television adaptations of literature, drama, and history.” His most recent book – World Literature, Transnational Cinema, Global Media: Towards a Transdisciplinary Commons – is forthcoming from Routledge. Apart from NYU and NYU-Abu Dhabi, he has taught in France, Brazil, Tunisia, and Germany.


M.A., Indiana
Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Studied at Oxford, the Sorbonne, and Paris VIII (Vincennes)