Associate Professor of English and Cinema Studies
Fisher-Bennett Hall 211
Peter Decherney is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and English and the Director of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has a secondary appointment in Communication. He is the author of two books: Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: from Edison to the Internet and Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American, as well as the co-editor of the journal Critical Studies of Media Communication. He regularly testifies before the Copyright Office of the United States, and in 2011 he filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court Case of Golan v. Holder. Prof. Decherney has been an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholar and a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.