Peter Decherney

Peter Decherney
English
Professor of English and Cinema Studies
Fisher-Bennett Hall 211
215.746.3156

Peter Decherney is Professor of Cinema Studies and English and Director of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication, and he is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at Penn Law School. Prof. Decherney is the author of 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 in Media Communication. He has testified 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.

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782