Andrew Patrick Nelson

Chair, Associate Professor

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Andrew Patrick Nelson is Chair of the Department of Film & Media Arts and Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Utah. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University and a guest film curator at the Autry Museum of the American West, The CM Russell Museum, and the Briscoe Western Art Museum. He is series editor of “The Popular West” at the University of Oklahoma Press, and serves on the Board of Directors of the John Wayne Birthplace Museum.

Andrew is a historian of American cinema, with a focus on the Western. He is the author and editor of numerous books and essays, including Still in the Saddle: The Hollywood Western, 1969-1980, Contemporary Westerns: Film and Television Since 1990, and The Films of Delmer Daves (co-edited with Matthew Carter). Some of his other writing can be found in A Companion to D.W. Griffith, The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh, Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film, A History of Western American Literature, and elsewhere. He has appeared as a commentator in several television programs, and regularly lectures about film at venues around the nation.

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