Annie Berke

Annie Berke

Annie Berke is an assistant professor of film at Hollins, with areas of expertise in American film and television, media industry studies, and gender and sexuality. She was awarded the John Morton Blum Fellowship for Graduate Research in American History and Culture in 2014, as well as a semester-long fellowship at the Beinecke Library in New Haven, CT. Annie has been published in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Feminist Media Histories, and Screening the Past, and is currently at work on a book manuscript entitled “You Just Type”: Women Television Writers in 1950s America.

In her programming life, she has curated numerous film series at Yale University and served as the Director of Programming for the 2015 Environmental Film Festival at Yale. Before academia, Annie interned and worked at Kino Lorber Films, Random House Films, Salty Features, New Line Cinema, and Proctor & Gamble (“Guiding Light”).

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Film as Art
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Television Situation Comedy
  • World Cinema
  • Film and Censorship


  • Ph.D., Film & Media Studies, American Studies, Yale University
  • M.A., Film Studies, Columbia University
  • B.A., English Literature and Creative Writing (Cum Laude), Columbia University