Dr. Danielle Schwartz

Danielle Schwartz grew up in West Bloomfield, MI, and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University. She worked in the film industry in Detroit and Los Angeles before heading back to East Lansing to get her M.A. in English, also from MSU, in 2014. Danielle received her Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University in 2021.

Her research areas include transnational film studies, industry studies, decolonial studies, feminisms, and neoliberalism. Her current project shows how inequities in film and scholarly labor structure transnational films. Her articles “‘We Control the Engine, We Control the World’: The Geopolitics of Gender, Nation, and Labour in Hard-to-Place Transnational Films” and “‘You Look Good Wearing my Future’: Resisting Neoliberalism in John Hughes’s Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful” are published in Transnational Screens and The Journal of Popular Culture, respectively. Danielle finds the most joy in sharing her passion for learning about film alongside her students.

Danielle enjoys listening to and growing her vinyl record collection, watching reality television, exercising with her dogs and cat, and tending to her plants in her free time.