Marsha Kinder

Expert on cyberculture, digital media, and sexuality and nationality

USC University Professor

Director, The Labyrinth Project, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Professor of critical studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Professor of cinema, comparative literature and Spanish, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Associate, USC Gender Studies Program


  • digital media and culture
  • interactive narrative: theory and practice
  • database documentaries
  • representation of violence
  • children’s media culture
  • Spanish media culture
  • narrative theory
  • electronic games
  • nationality and sexuality
  • global cinema
  • urban representations
  • digital city symphonies
  • urban memoirs
  • transmedia networks and migration

Additional Information

  • Author of Blood Cinema: The Reconstruction of National Identity in Spain with companion CD-ROM (1993), Playing with Power in Movies, Television and Video Games: From Muppet Babies to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1991), Self and Cinema (1982) and Closeup (1978)
  • Editor of Luis Bunuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1999), Kids Media Culture (1999) and Refiguring Spain: Cinema/Media/Representation (1997)
  • Since 1997, as director of The Labyrinth Project, producer of a series of award-winning interactive installations and DVD-ROMs that have been exhibited at museums, conferences, film festivals and new media festivals worldwide
  • Worked for Sega as a rater of violence in video games
  • Has written, directed and produced game protoypes and online courseware projects
  • Awards received: Sundance Online Festival Jury Award for New Narrative Forms, British Academy of Film & TV Arts for Best Interactive Project in the Learning Category, New Media Invision Award for Best Overall Design.


  • Spanish

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