Margaret Rasberry was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her B.A. in Film Studies and a minor in Journalism at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. Her studies fall into a broad range including French cinema of the 1930’s to the 1950’s, Animation, Feminist Film Theory, Bollywood, Golden age Hollywood, Japanese Cinema, and Film Noir. Her research focuses on how the male gaze is used on female and male characters in cinema and how personal identities are perceived through that gaze in collective society.