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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Gabor Gergely

Gabor Gergely is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Film and Media. His research interests are focused around questions of difference and pathology in popular film in a variety of national cinema settings. He has published a book on émigré actors in classical Hollywood (Foreign Devils, 2012). His book on Hungarian cinema and anti-Semitism in the 1930s and 40s (forthcoming 2017 with Amsterdam University Press) was written as part of a project funded under the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship scheme. He is currently developing a research project on foreignness and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I am interested in supervising PhD theses on any topic related to my research specialisms, but would especially welcome proposals on questions of foreignness, migration and exclusion and their performance and representation on screen and in industry organization and regulation.

Department Responsibilities

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Film and Television. Module coordinator for Level 1 core modules Film and TV History 1 & 2, and the MA module Dewesternizing Film Studies.

Subject Specialism

Film Studies


  • PhD Film Studies — University of Exeter, 2011
  • MA Film Studies — University of Exeter, 2008
  • BA (Hons) European Film and World Cinema — University of Exeter, 2007


Member of Editorial Board of Studies in Eastern European Cinema.

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Research Interests

  • Anti-Semitism

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Béla Lugosi

  • Classical Hollywood

  • Difference

  • European Cinemas

  • Exile

  • Foreignness

  • Hungarian Cinema

  • Peter Lorre

  • Popular Film

  • Propaganda Cinema

  • Soviet Revolutionary Film

Research Projects

  • Decentring Axis Cinema — in
  • Anti-Semitism and Hungarian Popular Film 1931-44 — awarded £87000 by Leverhulme Trust in

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy — Fellow