Molly Merryman

Molly Merryman, Ph.D., is the founding director of Kent State University’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. She is a documentary filmmaker and author. Her documentary and written research explore topics of social inequalities, with particular focus on issues around gender, sexuality and race.

She is the director and executive producer of more than a dozen short and feature-length documentaries, including two broadcast documentaries made in the classroom with undergraduate students.

Her documentaries have been broadcast on regional PBS and on cable stations in the U.K. and U.S., and they have received multiple awards including three regional Emmys. The films have also screened internationally at film festivals, scholarly conferences, art and history museum exhibitions, and universities.

Red Umbrella Rights” 2017
Director and Executive Producer, Molly Merryman

Country Crush” 2010
Director and Executive Producer, Molly Merryman
Primary Camera Operators: Molly Merryman and Joe Murray

Invisible Struggles” 2006
Director and Executive Producer, Molly Merryman
Assistant Directors: Kenneth J. Bindas and Joe Murray
Filming and Interviews conducted by Kent State Trumbull campus undergraduate students