Sheri Chinen Biesen

Dr. Sheri Chinen Biesen is an associate professor of Film History at Rowan University and author of Blackout: World War II and the Origins of Film Noir (2005) and Music in the Shadows: Noir Musical Films (2014) at Johns Hopkins University Press. She received a BA and MA at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, and has taught at USC, University of California, University of Texas, and in England. She has contributed to Film and History, Film Noir: The Directors, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Literature/Film Quarterly, Film Noir: The Encyclopedia, Gangster Film Reader, Film Noir Reader 4, Popular Culture Review, The Historian, Television and Television History, and edited The Velvet Light Trap.

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Sheri’s article, “‘War Scarred’ Antiheroes in Film Noir: A Socio-Historical Review from Bogart in The Big Sleep to Brando in The Godfather,” appears in albeit 3.1: War.