Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff is a Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University. She is also serving as co-Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and is affiliated with Cinema Studies and the Honors Program. She has recently co-edited an anthology on "Gender, Power, and Identity in the Films of Stanley Kubrick" with Dijana Metlic and Jeremi Szaniawski (Routledge, 2023).
Further publications: "Afrofuturism in Black Panther: Gender, Identity, and the Re-Making of Blackness" with Renee T. White (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021).
"Mediated Terrorism in the 21st Century" with Elena Caoduro and Karen Randell (Palgrave, 2021).
Study Abroad courses to France, Italy, and the UK
Television and mass media
Global Visual Communication
Women and Film
* “A Clockwork Orange and its Representations of Sexual Violence as Torture: Stanley Kubrick and Francis Bacon.” In Matt Melia and Georgina Orgill (eds.). Anthony Burgess, Stanley Kubrick and A Clockwork Orange. New York: Palgrave, 2023: 265-284.
• “A Maverick on the Streets: Bill Cunningham and the Documentary Process.” In
Elena Caoduro and Boel Ulfsdotter (eds.). Documenting Fashion. Edinburgh
University Press, 2023
• “Terrorism and Gender in Eye in the Sky and Zero Dark Thirty: Women and Girls
on the War Front in Contemporary Cinema.” In Elena Caoduro, Karen Randell
and Karen A. Ritzenhoff (eds.). Mediated Terrorism in the 21st Century, Chapter
11. New York: Palgrave, 2021.
• “Feminism and Kubrick.” In: Nathan Abrams and Ian Hunter (eds). The
Bloomsbury Companion to Stanley Kubrick. New York: Bloomsbury, 2021: 169-
- Ritzenhoff, Karen A. and Hannah D’Orso. “The New Wave in the New Millenium: Joker, Taxi Driver, Nostalgia, and Trumpian Politics.” In Gregory Frame and Nathan Abrams (eds.) New Wave, New Hollywood. Bloomsbury Press, 2021: 179-200.
Finalist for the Excellent In Teaching Award at CCSU in 2020 and 2013
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
Comm 220 History of Film
Comm 255 Visual Communication
Comm 380 Women and Film
Comm 382 American Cinema
Comm 455 Global Visual Communication
Comm 487 TV Documentary
Comm 485 Topics in Media and Culture: Life in Prison in Film and TV (fall 2020)
Comm 496 Field Studies in Communication
Comm 490 Internship Program
Hon 210 Western Culture: Trauma and Identity in Literature and Film
Hon 230 Post 9/11 Literature and Film