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literature and film professor , Producer , writer

Robert von Dassanowsky, American Writer, editor, educator, producer. City of Los Angeles cultural grantee, 1990, 91, 92, U. Colorado President Fund for Humanities grantee, 1996; recipient Residency award Karolyi Foundation, France, 1979, Accademico Honoris Causa Diploma, Accademia Culturale d'Europa, Italy, 1989, Outstanding Tchg. award University Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1998.


Dassanowsky, Robert von was born on January 28, 1960 in New York, United States.


Graduate, American Academy Dramatic Arts, Pasadena. Bachelor with honors, University of California at Los Angeles, 1985. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1988.

Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1992.


Actor, since 1975; assistant professor German, University of California at Los Angeles, 1992-1993. Assistant professor German University Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1993-1999, associate professor German and film, 1999—2006, head German studies, 1999—2006, director film studies, since 1999, interim chair department visual and performing arts, 2000-2001, chair department languages and cultures, 2001—2006, professor German and film, since 2006. Director Elfi Von Dassanowsky Foundation, 2009.

Chief Executive Officer, producer Belvedere Film, LLC, 1999. Visiting professor German University of California at Los Angeles, 2007—2008. Interim chair department languages & cultures, 2009.

Board directors International Development. Vice president IIBSC: International Institute Business & Social Communications.



Member board advisors The Internt. Experimental Cinema Exposition, program committee member Intersect. Film Festival, Colo, Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship.

Member Modern Language Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association United States of America (board directors Los Angeles 1992-1999, founder and president Colorado chapter 1994-1999 2002-2003), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Austria, International Lernet-Holenia Society (vice president 1998-2006), Austrian American Film Association (vice president 1997—2009), Austria Mundi (United States representative since 2002), Society Cinema and Media Studies, Poets and Writers, Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association (member executive council since 2006), Los Angeles Poetry Festival, Screen Actors Guild, Concordia Association Journalists and Writers (Austria), American College Heraldry (board governors 2000-2008), Fencing Association, Constantinian Order St. George, Mensa. Fellow Royal History Society, Europa Nostra, European Academy of Sciences & Arts(United States Delegate), United States central states delegate since 2009), Blue Shield Cultural Heritage Protection, Royal Society Arts.


Son of Elfi von Dassanowsky.

Elfi Dassanowsky