Yuri Tsivian

Cinema and Media Studies

Yuri Tsivian is the William H. Colvin Professor in the Departments of Art History and Cinema and Media Studies. He has published numerous works on Russo-Soviet and world cinema including Silent Witnesses: Russian Films, 1908-1919 (British Film Institute, 1989), Early Cinema in Russia and Its Cultural Reception (University of Chicago Press, 1994), and Ivan the Terrible (British Film Institute, 2008). One of his current projects is "Cinemetrics Across Boundaries: A Collaborative Study of Montage," funded by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. His research interests include the history of film and film styles, film and Russian/Soviet art, and gesture and performance.