Colleen Kennedy-Karpat teaches film and media studies and studies French cinema history, national and transnational film cultures, adaptation, and stardom in France and Hollywood. She completed her Ph.D. in French at Rutgers in 2011.

Her monograph Rogues, Romance, and Exoticism in French Cinema of the 1930s (2013) won the Northeast Modern Language Association Book Award. Other publications include essays on Bill Murray and Wes Anderson; on Marjane Satrapi and self-adaptation; on the miniseries Generation Kill and representing warfare (forthcoming, with Magdalena Yüksel); on French stars Viviane Romance and Charles Vanel; and on the 1934 film Itto.

Currently Colleen is editing a volume with Eric Sandberg (University of Oulu) on Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige.

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