Vincent Piturro

Piturro, Vincent


Bilingual, Cinema, Literature and Theatre, Pop Culture, Rhetoric, Spanish


Science fiction film, Westerns, International film, Documentaries, Fellini, Scorsese

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Film and Media Studies

Department: English


Office Phone: 303-615-1308

Mobile Phone: 303-589-0322

Interviewed by: 9NEWS, CW2, Front Porch, Denver7

Additional Languages Spoken: Español


Vincent Piturro, Ph.D., is a professor of film and media studies in the Department of English at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

He hosts an annual science fiction film series in conjunction with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Film Society. Piturro writes a film review column for The Front Porch, a neighborhood Denver paper with a circulation of about 30,000. In addition to teaching, he is also the general studies chair on the Faculty Senate Standing Committee at MSU Denver.

Piturro published several works including a book chapter on "The Ballad of Little Jo" in the edited collection of "Love in Western Film and Television," an article in the International Academic Forum journal titled “Documentary Film Rhetoric: Saving Face and the Public Sphere” and a book chapter on gays in Westerns in the upcoming edited volume "The New Western." His areas of research include Westerns, science fiction, documentaries, Italian cinema and Italian-American cinema.

Piturro received his doctorate in film studies from University of Colorado Denver in 2008.