Mary Ann Doane is an internationally recognized scholar in film theory, feminist theory and semiotics, with research interests encompassing photography, television and digital media.
A former Guggenheim Fellow and the 2005 invitational Christian Gauss lecturer at Princeton, she is the George Hazard Croker Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, RI.
Doane’s books include the Limina Award-winning The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive (Harvard University Press, 2002); Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 1991); and The Desire to Desire: The Woman's Film of the 1940s (Indiana University Press, 1987). She has also published a wide range of articles on feminist film theory, sound in the cinema, psychoanalytic theory, sexual and racial difference in film, melodrama, and television.
Doane serves on the editorial board of Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies and as an advisory editor for Camera Obscura and Parallax.