Born in 1957 in Natrona Heights, PA, Ed Sikov is a 1974 graduate of Highlands High School, where he was a maladjusted loner. Escaping from his misery, Ed plunged into more of the same as a disaffected, alienated student at tiny Haverford College, where he majored in English and spent a lot of time by himself. He graduated in 1979, moved to New York, came out of the closet, got happy, and went to film school. He earned a Ph.D. in film studies in 1986. He is the author of six books, has contributed essays to several gay-themed anthologies, and his work has appeared in such diverse publications as PremiereArchitectural DigestFilm Quarterly, the Village Voice, the Air Force Academy's literary journal, and the Brazilian edition of Cosmopolitan.

  • 1986 Ph.D. in Film, Columbia University
  • 1983 M.Phil., Columbia University
  • 1979 B.A., Haverford College

Teaching Experience
Visiting Associate Professor of General Programs, Haverford College
Distinguished Visitor, Colorado College
Columbia University, Instructor in Film
Brooklyn College, Adjunct Lecturer in English

Other Experience
  • Ridge Theater
  • 1991-1994 Learning Evaluator, Empire State College.
  • 1991-1993 Series Advisor and on-air interview subject, the 10-part American Cinema series, produced by the New York Center for Visual History in association with PBS and the BBC.
  • 1990-1993 Interim Project Director, grant writer, and development co-chair, McGuire House (a proposed residence for homeless people with AIDS in New York City).
  • 1983-1988 Contributing Editor/Contributor,New York Native magazine.
  • 1983-1986 Assistant Editor, Dial magazine.

Onscreen Appearances and Guest Lectures
  • Sunset Boulevard DVD
  • The Miracle of Morgan's Creek DVD
  • The Pink Panther collection DVD
  • Wagner College
  • 92nd St. Y
  • PBS/BBC, American Cinema, "Romantic Comedy"
  • American Movie Classics, Behind the Screen
  • The Comedy Channel, Night After Night
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • Yale University
  • University of Michigan
  • New York University
  • Haverford College
  • Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • University of Hartford
  • Greenwich Classic Film Series

Professional Organizations
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • The Publishing Triangle
References are available on request.