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Isadora Nicholas holds a Ph.D from the Department of French Language and Literature at Boston University, where she worked under the direction of Jeff Kline.

Isadora Nicholas holds a Ph.D from the Department of French Language and Literature at Boston University, where she worked under the direction of Jeff Kline. Her dissertation titled: The Historical Reception of Japanese Cinema at Cahiers du Cinéma: 1951-1960 is a transregional approach to historicocritical film studies. In her study, Isadora documented and analyzed the reception of Japanese films in the French film journals of the 1950s, when postwar Paris was awash with cinephilia. Her work and her teaching draw from an interdisciplinary approach to historical and aesthetic issues in cultural studies as well as film and visual culture, primarily in Francophone communities. Isadora is currently at work on publishing her dissertation.