Kyle Barrowman - Columbia College Chicago

Kyle Barrowman

Adjunct Professor of Instruction


Kyle Barrowman received his PhD from Cardiff University, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his BA from Columbia College Chicago. His research interests include film studies (particularly authorship, genre theory, and aesthetics), philosophy (particularly the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, J.L. Austin, and Stanley Cavell), and martial arts (particularly the genre of martial arts cinema and the sport of MMA). He has published widely on subjects in and between film studies and philosophy, and his work has appeared/will appear in the journals Offscreen, Senses of Cinema, JOMEC Journal, Martial Arts Studies, Global Media and ChinaThe International Journal of Žižek Studies, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Film and Philosophy, Film-Philosophy, Mise-en-scène, MovieAsian Cinema, and New Review of Film and Television Studies, as well as in the edited collections A Companion to the Action Film (Wiley-Blackwell), ReFocus: The Films of William Wyler (Edinburgh University Press), and The Cinema of Stephen Chow (Bloomsbury). He is currently editing two collections, Fighting Stars: Stardom and Reception in Hong Kong Martial Arts Cinema (Bloomsbury) and ReFocus: The Films of Kon Ichikawa (Edinburgh University Press). His work can be read at the following address:


B.A., Film & Video Columbia College Chicago 2012
M.A., Humanities University of Chicago 2014
Ph.D., Philosophy Cardiff University 2019