Emilie E Raymond, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies, Professor, twentieth-century United States
Emilie Raymond specializes in 20th century American politics and culture. Her work focuses on the intersection between Hollywood and politics, as well as the influence of the civil rights movement, women’s activism, and conservatism in American life. She is the author of "From My Cold, Dead Hands": Charlton Heston and American Politics (University of Kentucky Press, 2006) and Hollywood and Politics: A Sourcebook, co-edited with Donald T. Critchlow (Routledge, 2009). Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement (University of Washington Press) will be released in April 2015. Prof. Raymond is also the director of the annual VCU Southern Film Festival.