Suzanne Enzerink

Suzanne Enzerink is an American Studies and Media Studies scholar working in the fields of film/media history, gender studies, and critical race studies. Her focus is on the 20th and 21st century United States in transnational perspective. Her current book project, "Give Me Color: Ambiguity as Cold War Critique, 1950-1967" explores changing casting practices in Hollywood during the early Cold War, and specifically the ways in which these tied to larger American geopolitical aspirations. The project is grounded in extensive archival work in the US, France, Germany, and the UK.

Suzanne's teaching interests are in transnational American Studies, film and media studies, and gender studies. She is eager to work with and mentor undergraduate and MA students, and welcomes inquiries from students working in the aforementioned fields.  She publishes about film and U.S. history in both academic and public-facing outlets, and recently co-authored a curricular unit on Japanese American incarceration.


Film History
Gender and Sexuality on Screen
American culture 


MCOM204: From Telegraph to Twitter
MCOM290: Screening American Crises


“Burning Rage: Oh Jung-mi and the Female Auteur." Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal (2019)

Japanese American Incarceration. Curricular Unit, co-author, with Nicole Sintetos. The Choices Program, Brown University (2018)

“Shake My Turban: Alter Egos and Altering Perceptions in Trump's America. Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture (2016)

“Spotlighting Black Female Performance." Review Essay. American Quarterly (2015).


PhD Brown University
MA Brown University
BA University of Groningen​