Professor Matthew Tinkcom

Matthew Tinkcom, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Communication, Culture and Technology

Matthew Tinkcom is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University and teaches in the Graduate Program in Communication, Culture and Technology and is Associated Faculty with the Department of English. 

His research interests comprise the history and theory of film (Hollywood, avant-garde, experimental, national cinemas and American studio film, film spectatorship, fandom, Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger, and John Waters) and other popular media, critical theory and cultural studies (specifically theories of cultural value and the commodification of contemporary culture) and queer studies (particularly around sex/gender differences and their relation to different modes of cultural production and reception). 

He is currently working on two books, one on queer theory and Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain and the other on global science fiction cinema and sex/gender. 

He is the author of Working Like a Homosexual: Camp, Capital, Cinema (Duke University Press), Grey Gardens (British Film Institute) and co-editor of Key Frames: Cultural Studies and Popular Cinema (Routledge UK). Tinkcom’s essays have appeared in Cinema Journal and Film Quarterly and anthologies from the Duke University Press, the British Film Institute, and Edinburgh University Press. 

Tinkcom earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. He also attended Deep Springs College from 1981 to 1983.