David Resha

Assistant Professor of Film Studies


BA| Vassar College| 2001

MA| University of Wisconsin-Madison| 2004

PhD| University of Wisconsin-Madison| 2010

Courses Taught

FS 107 Film, Video & Photography I

FS 270 Introduction to Film

FS 378RW Screenwriting

FS 393 Documentary Film and Media History


The Cinema of Errol Morris (2015). Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

“Designing for Black-and-White: Edith Head and the Craft of the Costume Designer.” Screening the Past. August 2015 (39.1). 

“Strategies for Survival: The Little Exhibitor in the 1920s.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video. January 2012 (29.1).

“The Role of Documentary in the Contemporary American Political Scene” (written in collaboration with M. Minett, C. Michael, and C. Burnett). Velvet Light Trap. Fall 2007 (60.1). 

Research Interests

Documentary film history and aesthetics, television news, film exhibition, television advertising