Pate Duncan


Teaching Assistant



2153 Vilas Hall

Pate Duncan

My research interests include queer cinema, cognitive film theory, parametric form in film, and French cinema. Currently, I am researching to what extent queer studies and cognitive film theory might be meaningfully brought into conversation with each other. I draw upon cognitive approaches of neoformalism and queer formalism in literary studies, examining the cinema of Gregg Araki as a case study.


  • B.A. Film Studies, University of Georgia, 2022
  • B.A. Entertainment and Media Studies, University of Georgia, 2022


  • Presidential Award of Excellence, Grady College, University of Georgia, 2022
  • Film Studies Department Award, University of Georgia, 2022