Debbie Olson, Ph.D. Debbie Olson

Assistant Professor of English
(660) 831-4178
Ferguson Center 234
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Expertise: Composition, Film and Television, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Studies, African Film, and New Hollywood cinema.

Teaches: Composition, Film, Technical & Professional Writing.

Debbie Olson's research interests include images of African & African American children in film and television, critical race theory, cultural studies, African film, and new Hollywood cinema. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Red Feather Journal: an International Journal of Children in Popular Culture (, author of Black Children in Hollywood Cinema: Cast in Shadow (Palgrave 2016) and editor of Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (2014) and The Child in Post-apocalyptic Cinema (2015). She is currently working on her next book, On Innocence.