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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 on questions of difference and foreignness in popular film in a variety of national cinema settings. He has published books on émigré actors in classical Hollywood (Foreign Devils, 2012) and Hungarian cinema and anti-Semitism (Hungarian Film 1929-1947, 2017). He has published articles and essays on French, Italian, British and Hungarian cinema. He is currently working on a book on foreignness explored via the Schwarzenegger star body, and developing a study of film funding in illiberal present-day Hungary and a larger project on European cinema. 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, belonging and exclusion and their performance and representation on screen and in industry organization and regulation. I am interested in projects concerning censorship, industry regulation, popular cinema of the 1930s-40s, theoretical approaches to the relationship between self and space in the cinema, and national cinema theory, transnational cinema.

Department Responsibilities

Module coordinator for Level 1 core modules Film and TV History 1 & 2, Level 3 option Mad Pictures, and the MA module Dewesternizing Film Studies.

Subject Specialism

Film Studies; National Cinemas; European Cinema; Transnational Cinema; Foreignness


  • 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

  • Star Studies

  • Béla Lugosi

  • Classical Hollywood

  • Foreignness and Difference

  • European Cinemas

  • Exile

  • Censorship

  • Hungarian Cinema

  • Propaganda Cinema

  • Popular Film

Research Groups Memberships

  • Extra Sonic Practices

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