Educated in Russian literature and film studies at the University of Pittsburgh (M.A., PhD.), Dawn Seckler now teaches at Williams College in the Berkshires. Her primary research interests are film genre theory, masculinity studies, and the Russian film industry of the late- and post-Soviet periods. Seckler’s publications include articles on the post-Soviet Russian melodrama, on the problematic status of genre cinema in Russian film history, and the “Hollywoodization” of the Russian cinema industry in the 21st century. She regularly contributes film reviews for Kinokultura. Seckler currently serves as the president of the Working Group on Cinema and Television.