Barbara Hales, Ph.D. is an associate professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear
Lake. She holds a M.A. in history from Cambridge University, England, as well as
a M.A. in German studies from the University of Arizona. She received her doctorate
from the University of Arizona in comparative cultural and literary studies, with
a dissertation entitled "Dark Mirror: Constructions of the Criminal Femme Fatale in
Weimar Film and Hollywood Film Noir."
She has received research grants from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.
Her publications focus on film history, cultural studies, and intellectual history
of the Weimar Republic. Her current research interests include women and the occult
in Weimar, Germany, early Weimar film, and representations of the Holocaust in cinema.Curriculum vitae