Tanya Goldman

PhD Candidate

Tanya Goldman


Title: A Free and Better Screen: Tom Brandon and Film Distribution Outside Hollywood, 1931-1968

Supervisor: Dan Streible

My research focuses on mid-twentieth century nonfiction film and its history as a mode of political and cultural practice. My dissertation considers these questions via the career of American nontheatrical film distributor Tom Brandon, an influential figure behind documentary, educational, and art film circulation from the 1930s to 1970s.


Tanya Goldman is a PhD Candidate in the department of Cinema Studies at New York University. Her work and reviews have appeared in Cinema Journal, Cineaste, Feminist Media Histories, Film Quarterly, and Senses of Cinema and are forthcoming in two edited volumes.