SMU Faculty Experts

Sean Griffin

Professor of Film and Media Arts

Professor Sean Griffin is an expert on American films and film history, as well as musicals and soap operas.. 

He is the author of Tinker Belles and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out, examining the relationships between Disney and lesbian/gay/queer culture.Griffin is also the co-author of Free and Easy?: A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre and co-author of America on Film: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies and Queer Images: A History of Lesbian and Gay Film in America. He has also edited several anthologies and contributed a number of articles on the musical genre, soap operas and Disney to journals and other anthologies.

Can Discuss:

  • Movie-making
  • Films and society
  • American movie history
  • Musicals


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