Marsha Kinder

Expert on cyberculture, digital media, and sexuality and nationality
  • USC University Professor
  • Director, The Labyrinth Project, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Professor of critical studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • Associate, USC Gender Studies Program
Office: (213) 740-3336


  • digital media and culture
  • interactive narrative: theory and practice
  • database documentaries
  • representation of violence
  • children's media culture
  • Spanish media culture
  • narrative theory
  • electronic games
  • nationality and sexuality
  • global cinema
  • urban representations
  • digital city symphonies
  • urban memoirs
  • transmedia networks and migration


  • Spanish
  • English

Additional Information

  • Author of Blood Cinema: The Reconstruction of National Identity in Spain with companion CD-ROM (1993), Playing with Power in Movies, Television and Video Games: From Muppet Babies to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1991), Self and Cinema (1982) and Closeup (1978)
  • Editor of Luis Bunuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1999), Kids Media Culture (1999) and Refiguring Spain: Cinema/Media/Representation (1997)
  • Since 1997, as director of The Labyrinth Project, producer of a series of award-winning interactive installations and DVD-ROMs that have been exhibited at museums, conferences, film festivals and new media festivals worldwide
  • Worked for Sega as a rater of violence in video games
  • Has written, directed and produced game protoypes and online courseware projects
  • Awards received: Sundance Online Festival Jury Award for New Narrative Forms, British Academy of Film & TV Arts for Best Interactive Project in the Learning Category, New Media Invision Award for Best Overall Design.