Violence in film

James (Jim) Kendrick, Ph.D.

James (Jim) Kendrick, Ph.D.

Dr. Kendrick is an associate professor in the film and digital media division of the department of communication studies at Baylor, where he where he teaches classes on film theory/aesthetics, the history of motion pictures, film genres, and media and society. His primary research interests are post-Classical Hollywood film history, violence in the media, cult and horror films, media censorship and regulation, and cinema and new technologies.

He is the author of two books on screen violence: A Hollywood Bloodshed: Violence in 1980s American Cinema (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009) and Film Violence: History, Ideology, Genre (Wallflower Press, 2009). He has also published several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles in Film Criticism, The Velvet Light Trap, The Journal of Film and Video, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television, as well as presented papers at numerous conferences. In addition to his academic work, he is also the film and video critic for the web site QNetwork.com (where he has written more than 2,100 feature-length reviews). He is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the University Film and Video Association, the Popular Culture Association, and the Online Film Critics Society. He has a Ph.D. in communication and culture and a master's degree in journalism.

To interview Dr. Kendrick, contact Terry Goodrich, 254-710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.