Jans B. Wager is a professor of English and Literature at
University. She is the Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies committee and coordinates Cinema Studies. She is the author of Dames in the Driver’s Seat: Rereading Film Noir (Texas UP, 2005) and Dangerous Dames: Women and Representation in the Weimar Street Film and Film Noir (Ohio UP, 1999). She is working on her next book project, tentatively titled Jazz and Cocktails: Race, Censorship, and Film Noir. Dr. Wager teaches cinema, critical theory and writing courses, and has been at UVU since 1997.