Claudia Gorbman, a professor of film studies at the University of Washington Tacoma, has won the university’s Distinguished Research Award. The award goes to a faculty member "who has achieved a record of notable scholarship or creative activity," according to the university.
Gorbman has been on the faculty of UWT since its founding in 1990. She teaches film in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program. She was chosen by a committee of her peers.
An expert in the field of academic research of music in film, she is the author of "Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music," published in 1987.