Stephen Prince has taught film history, criticism and theory at Virginia Tech for 19 years. His research and publications focus on violence in motion pictures, on Japanese director Akira Kurosawa and Japanese cinema, on the American film industry, on American film during the 1980s, and on
political cinema. The author of numerous essays and book chapters, his work has appeared in Film Quarterly, Cinema Journal, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
He is the Past President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the world’s largest organization of film scholars, academics, students and professionals.
Books:Firestorm, August 2009