Shelleen Greene is an associate professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include Italian cinema, race and representation, Black European studies, postcolonial studies, digital feminist studies, and globalization and visual culture. Her book, Equivocal Subjects: Between Italy and Africa - Constructions of Racial and National Identity in the Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury/Continuum Press, 2012) examines the representation of mixed-race subjects of Italian and African descent in the Italian cinema, arguing that the changing cultural representations of mixed-race identity reveal shifts in the country's conceptual paradigms of race and nation. Her recent work has been published in ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology and Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies (Parlor Press, 2015). Her work has also been published in From Terrone to Extracomunitario: New Manifestations of Racism in Contemporary Italian Cinema: Shifting Demographics and Changing Images in a Multi-Cultural Globalized Society (Troubador Press, 2010) and Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
She has presented at the University of Bologna, Italy; Queen Mary, University of London; the Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY; the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference; the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at Indiana University; and Brown University.
Prior to UCLA TFT, Greene was an associate professor of writing & critical thinking at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts.
Portrait (2015) by Ras Ammar Nsoroma