Sophia Harvey

Associate Professor and Chair of Film

Sophia Siddique Harvey holds a PhD from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Her research interests include Singapore cultural studies, representations of trauma and memory in Cambodian, Indonesian, and Thai cinema, and genre (Asian Horror and Global Science Fiction).  She has published in the Singapore Journal of Tropical GeographyInter-Asia Cultural Studies, and the Journal of Chinese Cinemas. She co-edited Transnational Horror Cinema: Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) with Raphael Raphael. Sophia Siddique Harvey is completing her manuscript: Screening Singapore: Sensuous Citizenship Formations and the National (AUP).

BA, MA, PhD, University of Southern California
At Vassar since 2008


Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
Box 471
By Appointment Only

Departments and Programs


FILM 209 World Cinema
FILM 391 Sensuous Theory Writing Workshop
FILM 392 Research Seminar in Film History and Theory

In the Media

Shirkers, in which Sophia Siddique Harvey, Associate Professor and Chair of Film, served as associate producer, was named to the Oscars Shortlist in the Documentary Feature category.