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Dr. Schaefer is a film and media historian who specializes in exploitation film and other marginalized cinemas. His essays have been published in Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, Film History, and other journals and anthologies such as Looking Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics (Duke UP) and American Cinema of the 1960s: Themes and Variations (Rutgers UP). He is the author of "Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!": A History of Exploitation Films, 1919–1959 (Duke UP) now in its third printing.
Dr. Schaefer's most recent essays appear in The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (Blackwell) and Learning With the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States (Oxford UP). He is working on Massacre of Pleasure: A History of Sexploitation Films, 1960–1979 and his edited collection of essays, Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution, is forthcoming from Duke. Dr. Schaefer serves on the editorial board of The Moving Image, the journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. He was the recipient of the 2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Service Award.
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