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James Steffen

Humanities Team Leader


  • BA, English, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.
  • MA, Film Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • PhD, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Professional Profile

James Steffen leads the Humanities Team of subject librarians in the Research, Engagement & Scholarly Communications division at the Emory Libraries. He is currently the subject librarian for Film and Media, Theater, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

A film historian by training, he is the author of The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013). He continues to produce research on the cinemas of the former Soviet Union and Parajnov in particular. His other main research interest is digital humanities; he is currently involved in a project to create electronic texts for different editions of Henry James's writings and visualize the revisions between those editions.


Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

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