Matt Yockey, Associate Professor of Film
Matt Yockey joined the Department of Theatre and Film in 2010. He teaches courses on film analysis, European cinema, Third Cinema, auteur films (such as Hitchcock and Kubrick), screenwriting, animation studies, and film genres (including gangster, science fiction, and superhero films).
Yockey's research focus is on Hollywood genres and fan studies. His essays on these topics have appeared in journals such as The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, The Velvet Light Trap, CineAction, Transformative Works and Cultures, Journal of Fandom Studies, The European Journal of American Studies, and Studies in Comics, as well as the anthologies Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and The X-Men Films: A Cultural Analysis (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). His monograph on the 1960s Batman television series was published by Wayne State University Press in 2014.
Yockey earned a combined Ph.D. in Communication and Culture and American Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2007.