Toni Perrine

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Title: Professor

Field of Study: Film & Video Production

Office: 218 LSH

Phone: 616-331-3795



Toni Perrine is a film scholar who has been teaching at Grand Valley State University since 1989.  Her areas of expertise include film history and theory with a particular interest in cultural theory, world cinema, especially the cinema of Latin America, and documentary film. Professor Perrine has also produced several documentary films including Grass War! Peasant Struggle in Brazil distributed by Cinema Guild.

Professor Perrine regularly presents her work at academic conferences including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the University Film and Video Association. Her book, Film and the Nuclear Age: Representing Cultural Anxiety, was published by Garland Press. Her current work is on representations of nuclear terrorism in American film.


B.A., English and History, University of Michigan; M.A., Telecommunications Arts, University of Michigan; Ph.D., Film Studies, Northwestern University.