R. Colin Tait

Film & Media Arts

Adjunct Professor



Colin Tait is the Senior Cataloger at Heritage Auctions Entertainment Division. He holds a doctorate in media studies from The University of Texas at Austin and is the author of De Niro’s Method: How Robert De Niro Reinvented Acting in the 1970s (UT Press, 2025). As a freelance writer, he published articles for The Los Angeles Review of Books, the History Daily podcast, and reviews for The Playlist. As an academic, he wrote peer-reviewed articles on performance, authorship, and independent cinema, most notably when he co-authored The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape with Andrew deWaard for Wallflower/Columbia Press in 2013.