Meta Mazaj

Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies

She received her Ph.D. in English from Temple University, with a specialization in film studies and critical theory. 

Meta Mazaj is a Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at Penn.Her recent courses include: Film History, Film Methods and Analysis, Contemporary International Film, Cinema of the Balkans, Cinema and Popular Memory, Poets of Cinema, Masters of European Cinema.


Research Interests

 Her teaching and research interests include film theory and history, film and nationalism, film and philosophy, and world cinema. 

Selected Publications

Her book, National and Cynicism in Post 1990s Balkan Cinema (VDM Verlag, 2008) examines the relationship between film and nationalism in contemporary Balkan cinema. She is currently working on a book about contemporary world cinema, and editing a volume on New Slovenian Cinema.