Barbara Klinger is Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Her research and teaching focus on U.S. cinema, film exhibition and reception, fan studies, cinema and new media, film and convergence culture, media theory and criticism, and gender studies.
She received a M.A. in 1981 from Ohio University and the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2009.
Along with many articles, she has published Melodrama and Meaning: History, Culture, and the Films of Douglas Sirk (Indiana University Press, 1994) and Beyond the Multiplex: Cinema, New Technologies, and the Home (University of California Press, 2006).
She is currently working on two book projects: Becoming Classic: Hollywood Cinema, Television Exhibition, and Popular Canons/and Reenactment: Fans Performing Movies, from Theater to YouTube.
You can view her discussing fandom on YouTube.