Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


Jennifer Horne
  • Pronouns Use my name
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Arts Division
  • Department
    • Film and Digital Media Department
  • Affiliations Merrill College, Arts Division, Porter College
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Kresge College Academic Building West Wing, 157F
    • 157 Kresge
  • Office Hours Mondays and Wednesday 4-5 pm
  • Mail Stop Film and Digital Media
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Film; Cultural Studies; American Studies; Archives, Archival Practices; Critical Theory; Feminist Studies; Documentary Studies
  • Courses FILM 200A Introduction to Graduate Study, FILM 228 Moving Image Archives and the Frontiers of Information, FILM 80M Understanding Media, FILM 120 Introduction to Film Theory and Criticism, FILM 185S History of Film Exhibition, FILM 130 Silent Cinema, FILM 194D The Hollywood Social Problem Film

Biography, Education and Training

Jennifer Horne's area of expertise is nontheatrical film and media, with an emphasis on the history of the factual, educational, film in governmental and institutional streams of activity. Her research interests span media citizenship, the history of institutional uses of film/video, media archaeologies, film exhibition histories, areas of film preservation and archiving that shape our understanding of film culture, and all aspects of these areas which touch gender and feminist history. Her publications include articles on nonfiction film and documentary film in The Moving Image and The Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, and essays about the circulation of nonfiction media in Useful Cinema (Duke University Press, 2011), and Beyond the Screen: Institutions, Networks and Publics of Early Cinema (John Libbey, 2012) and The Documentary Film Reader (2015). Her expert commentary about early sponsored public health films was included in More Treasures from American Film Archives. Prof. Horne is on the editorial advisory board of Camera Obscura and has represented the Society for Cinema and Media Studies on the National Film Preservation Board since 2005. 

Teaching Interests

American Film History

Women and Cinema

Film Exhibition

Film Theory

Film Historiography

Narrative Theory