Teresa Cutler-Broyles



Teresa Cutler-Broyles, MA, teaches a variety of film classes including “Cult Film,” “The Middle East in American Film,” “Social Transformation through Film,” and “Intro to Film.” Her interests are in the way culture and film interact, and in how history can be read through celluloid lenses. Other interests are: Historical Preservation, Architecture, Teratology, Travel, Orientalism, and Cultural Theory.

She has written a number of chapters and essays on film and television; some of them are:

  • “What we See When We Look in the Mirror: Star Trek’s Alternative Sexual Politics” in Volume to be published by McFarland Publishers, 2017.
  • “Muslim Monsters’ American Heroes: Sleeper Cell and Homeland as the New Face of Fear” in Monstrosity from the Inside Out, Eds. Marko Teodorski and Teresa Cutler-Broyles, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014.
  • “Jumping Rope in Prison: Afghan Children in Film” in Children of Afghanistan: the Path to Peace, Eds. Jennifer Heath / Ashraf Zahedi, University of Texas Press, 2013.

Upcoming publications include:

  • Circus Space: the Big Top on the Big Screen, Ed., McFarland Publishers, 2018 (nonfiction).
  • Dante’s Garden, historical fiction, 2017 (fiction).

Conference presentations include:

  • “Transgressive Cinema and the Rocky Horror Picture Show” presented at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2012.
  • “Our Monsters / Ourselves: Muslim Monsters in Sleeper Celland Homeland” presented at ‘Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil’ at Mansfield College, Oxford, England, UK in September, 2012.

She spends her free time traveling to Italy, writing novels and history-related creative non-fiction, and doing historical research. She teachers each summer at The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, through the UNM Study Abroad Program (https://studyabroad.unm.edu/student-programs/umbra-institute).

Order her books on Amazon – all of the above, and:
One Eyed Jack, a YA novel
A Dream that Keeps Returning, travel essays about Italy


    • MA330/430 Cult Film
    • MA210 Introduction to Film
    • MA330/430 Middle Eastern Film
    • The Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy:

CWIT330 Writing Italian Food

Find her blog at www.tlc-travels.com/tlc-travels-italy-blog

Teresa Cutler-Broyles
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M.A., University of New Mexico

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