Dr. Heather Addison joined UNLV FILM in 2016 as the new Chair. She has taught a broad range of courses in film history, criticism, and theory. Her primary research area is Hollywood's relationship to American culture, and at UNLV she is focusing on the materials in the Department of Film’s Howard Hughes Motion Picture Records.
Addison has published her work in a large number of scholarly journals. Her books include Hollywood and the Rise of Physical Culture (Routledge Press) and Motherhood Misconceived: Representing the Maternal in U.S. Films (SUNY Press), a collection of essays co-edited with Elaine Roth and Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly.