Aurore Spiers

Aurore Spiers
Cohort Year: 2015
Research Interests: Gender and comedy, slapstick comedy, women in silent cinema, women filmmakers, French cinema, French cinephilia, star studies
Education: Licence (B.A.), Université Paris X-Nanterre, France, 2010; Master (M.A.), École Normale supérieure de Lyon, France, 2013; M.A., Film and Media Studies, Columbia University, 2015


Aurore’s primary research focuses on the history of women and silent comedy in France and the United States. Since 2013, Aurore has also worked as a country coordinator (France) and editorial contributor for the Women Film Pioneers Project dedicated to women's work behind the camera during the silent era.

Teaching Experience

  • Women in Hollywood, Lecturer - Autumn 2021
  • Film and the Moving Image, Lecturer - Winter 2021
  • Introduction to Film, Lecturer - Winter 2020
  • History of International Cinema II (1927-1960), CA - Winter 2019
  • Methods and Issues, CA - Autumn 2018
  • History of International Cinema I (1895-1927), CA - Autumn 2017