EDUCATION

2007:  Ph.D. Visual Studies, Program in Visual Studies, University of California – Irvine

2003:  M.A. Visual Studies, Program in Visual Studies, University of California – Irvine

1996:   B.A. English Literature, Department of Languages and Literature, Bard College

FULL ACADEMIC CV

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD

2017 - present

Associate Professor

Cinema and Media Studies

Department of Film, Television and Digital Media

School of Theater, Film and Television

University of California, Los Angeles

2013-2017                

Associate Professor

Writing and Critical Thinking (Area Head)

Department of Art and Design

Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

2013-2016                

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Art and Design

Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

  

SPECIAL HONORS, AWARDS, AND RESEARCH GRANTS

Special Honors

2016

Visiting Scholar

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Concordia University

Montreal, Canada (May – June 2016)

2016                         

Visiting Scholar

Department of Philosophy, Communications, and Visual Arts

University of Rome III

Rome, Italy (October – December 2016)

 

Research Grants

2018

Faculty Grant ($2,500), Italy and the Geopolitics of Migration: Aesthetic Approaches SymposiumCenter for European and Russian Studies,University of California, Los Angeles.

TFT Dean’s Vision Fund Grant ($7500), Dean’s Office: School of Theater, Film and TelevisionUniversity of California, Los Angeles.

Faculty Research Grant ($3900), Council on Research, University of California, Los Angeles.

2016-2017                

Faculty Sabbatical Program

Chancellor’s Office

Peck School of the Arts

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

2016

Arts and Humanities Faculty Travel Award

UWM Graduate School, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy, Communications, and Visual Arts at the University Rome III. Rome, Italy (October – November 2016)                   

2014                          

Faculty and Staff Development Award

Department of Art and Design, Peck School of the Arts

Conduct translation project and author interviews in Rome, Italy, January 2015

2014                          

Center for International Education Faculty Travel Grant

Center for International Education (CIE), University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Conduct translation project and author interviews in Rome, Italy – July 2014

2014                          

Arts and Humanities Faculty Travel Award

UWM Graduate School, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Conduct translation project and author interviews in Rome, Italy – July 2014

2012-2013                                               

Center for 21st Century Studies/Master’s of Liberal Studies Fellow

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Research for book project and graduate course for Master’s in Liberal Studies Program   

 

Awards

2014                         

Community-University Partnership Award

UWM Cultures and Communities Program

Johnsons’ Park Neighborhood Association Community Art Project

2014                         

Service Learning Faculty of the Year Award

UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research

2014                         

UW-System Office of Professional and Instructional Development Lesson Study Plan Award

UWM Center for Instructional and Professional Development / Digital Humanities Lab

Collaborative lesson study project to develop assignment and lesson plan based upon digital media production.

2013                         

Seed Funding for New & Refreshed Online Programs

UW-Milwaukee Office of the Provost

 

Publications and Creative Activities

Monographs

May 2012               

Equivocal Subjects: Between Italy and Africa – Constructions of Racial and National Identity in the Italian Cinema. London and New York: Continuum Press, 2012.

Book Chapters

2015                       

“The New ‘Material Girls’: Madonna, ‘Millennial’ Pop Divas, and the Politics of Race and Gender.” Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies. Edited by Vicki Callahan and Virginia Kuhn. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015. 13-26.

2013                      

“Buffalo Soldiers on Film: Il soldato afroamericano nel cinema neorealista e postbellico italiano” (“Buffalo Soldiers on Film: The African American Soldier in Italian Neorealist and Postwar Cinema.”). L’Africa in Italia: per una controstoria postcoloniale deL cinema italiano (Africa in Italy: Towards a Postcolonial Counterhistory of the Italian Cinema). Edited by Leonardo De Franceschi. Rome: Aracne, 2013. 93-108.

2013                        

“The African Diaspora in Italy: Immigration and National Belonging in Mohammed Soudani’s Where the Earth Freezes and Isaac Julien’s Western Union: small boats” in Un Nuovo Cinema Politico Italiano? Volume 1: lavoro, migrazione, relazioni di genere (A New Italian Political Cinema?: Vol. 1: Labor, Migration, Gender Relations). Edited by William Hope and Luciana d’Arcangeli, and Silvana Serra. Leicester, UK: Troubador, 2013. 187-198.                 

2012                        

 “Envisioning Postcolonial Italy: Haile Gerima’s Adwa: An African Victory and Isaac Julien’s Western Union: Small Boats” in Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity. Edited by Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Caterina Romeo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 253-262.

2010                        

“Il Mulatto: The Negotiation of Interracial Identity in the Italian Post-War Narrative Film” in From Terrone to Extracomunitario:New Manifestations of Racism in Contemporary Italian Cinema: Shifting Demographics and Changing Images in a Multi-Cultural Globalized Society. Edited by Grace Bullaro. London: Troubador, 2012. 25-60.

 

Refereed Articles

2018

Rhino/Rhinoceros:Experimental Cinema and the Migrant Condition.” California Italian Studies. 8.2 (2019). From https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5628t5vx.

2016                         

“Bina 48: Race, Gender, and Queer Artificial Life.” ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. Issue 9. http://adanewmedia.org/issues/issue-archives/issue9/. DOI: 10.7264/N3G44NKP.

2015                         

“Talking About Whiteness: Using Digital Pedagogy to Interrogate Racial Privilege.” Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times. Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 3(2). Eds. Courtney Bailey and Julie Wilson. June 2015. http://www.teachingmedia.org/talking-about-whiteness-using-digital-pedagogy-to-interrogate-racial-privilege/.

 

Book Reviews

2018

A Companion to Italian Cinema. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden and Oxford, 2017. 618 pp. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 16:2, 210-215, DOI: 10.1080/17400309.2018.1446733.

2016                         

Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human. Alexander Weheliye.Duke University Press: Durham and London, 2014. 209 pp. Somatechnics. 6.1 (2016): 119-122.

2015                         

“The Italian ‘Race’ and Its Discontents.” Bianco e Nero: Storia dell’identità razziale degli italiani. Gaia Giuliani and Cristina Lombardi-Diop. Milan: Mondadori Education S.p.A., 2013, 206 pp. g/s/i (gender/sexuality/Italy). August 2015.

2012                         

Affirmative Reaction: New Formations of White Masculinity. Hamilton Carroll. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010, 221 pp. The Journal of Popular Culture. 45. 4 (August 2012): 917-920.

                 

Catalogue Essays

2015                         

“After the Fire.” John Riepenhoff: Established Artist. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowships for Individual Artists Exhibition Catalogue. October 2015.

2013                         

“Chasing Horizons: New Visions of Landscape Art: Forward. “ Chasing Horizons: New Visions of Landscape Art. Milwaukee, WI: The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2013. 5-9.

2012                         

“Isaac Julien’s Expeditions.” Isaac Julien: Expeditions. Christina Dittrich (ed.). Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 2012. 30-59.

 

Invited Essays

2012                         

“The American Soldier in Italian Neorealist and Postwar Film.” Italy A/R: Migrazioni nel/del  Migrations to/from the Italian Cinema, Daniela Aronica and Vito Zagarrio, eds. Special Issue, Quaderni del CSCI,  No. 8 (Annual Journal of Italian Cinema, The Center for the Study of Italian Cinema),  2012. 177-179.

2012                         

Il Mulatto.Italy A/R: Migrations to/from the Italian Cinema, Daniela Aronica and Vito Zagarrio, eds. Special Issue, Quaderni del CSCI, No. 8 (Annual Journal of Italian Cinema, The Center for the Study of Italian Cinema, No. 8), 2012. 208-209.

 

Exhibition Reviews and Newspaper Articles

2016                        

Interview with Tia Richardson and Jeanette Martín. Art City Asks, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: December 5, 2016. http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/arts/art-city/2016/11/14/art-city-asks-tia-richardson-and-jeanette-martn/93795896/

2016                         

Interview with Fidel Verdin. Art City Asks, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: September 15, 2016.  http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/arts/art-city/2016/09/15/art-city-asks-fidel-verdin-true-skool/90353492/

2016                         

“Using Objects to Explore, Reimagine a Slave’s World”: Review of Fo Wilson’s “Eliza’s Cabinet of Curiosities/ P.S. I Love You.”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. August 12, 2016. http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/arts/art-city/2016/08/10/art-city-eliza-cabinet-lynden/88415422/ and August 14, 2016 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Arts Section (TAP). 4E.

2016                         

Interview with Nicolas Lampert. Art City Asks, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: July 11, 2016. http://archive.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/art-city-asks-nicolas-lampert-b99757943z1-386337281.html

2014                         

“Tyanna Buie and Gregory Klassen at Museum of Wisconsin Art.” Temporary Art Review. October 3, 2014. http://temporaryartreview.com/tyanna-buie-and-gregory-klassen-at-museum-of-wisconsin-art/

 2014                         

“Urban Shrines”: Art City Special Series: Anti-Monuments in Milwaukee and Beyond. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. September 16, 2014. http://archive.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/art-city-explores-place-anti-monuments-in-milwaukee-and-beyond-b99329937z1-274357511.html

2014                         

“Riverwest’s Tiny Libraries”: Art City Special Series: Anti-Mounments in Milwaukee and Beyond. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. September 16, 2014. http://archive.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/art-city-explores-place-anti-monuments-in-milwaukee-and-beyond-b99329937z1-274357511.html


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES

Presentations In National Conferences

2019

“(Post)Embodiment and Black Aesthetics.” Keynote Session. Black History Month Symposium: Discussions on Race and Media. Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. February 25, 2019.

“Race and Ethnicity within Italian American/Diaspora and Italian Studies.” Diversity in Italian Studies: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, Diversity Studies, Class. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at the City University of New York (CUNY). January 17-18, 2019.

2018                         

Congo Vivo: Demby, Expatriatism and Decolonization in Italy.” Panel: Themes and Symbols in Italian Diaspora Literature and Film. Italian American Studies Association (IASA). University of Illinois, Chicago. Chicago, IL. October 18-20, 2018.

“The Sites and Times of Italian Postcolonialism: Angiuli’s Tre Titoli and Everson’s Rhinoceros.” Postcolonial Italy and Speculative Narratives. Modern Language Association Convention. January 3 – 6, 2018

 2017                         

“A Black Man from Apulia: The Story of an Italian African American in Postwar Italy.” Theorizing the Italian Diaspora. Italian American Studies Association International Symposium. University of Calabria, Arcavacata. June 15-18, 2017.

2017                         

Violenza segreta: Queer Desire and the Italian Postcolonial Imaginary.” Panel: Queer / Exile/ Migration. American Association for Italian Studies/Canadian Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. April 21-23, 2017.

2017                         

“Lions of the Desert: Envisioning (Post) Anti-colonial Critique in Everson’s Rhinoceros (2013) and Akkad’s Lion of the Desert (1981).” Panel: Foreign Screen Bodies: Blackness and/in Italy. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel, Chicago, IL. March 22 – 26, 2017.

2017                         

“Embodiment, Disembodiment and Gendered Subjectivity: The Robotic Afterlife of the Female Body.” Panel: Biopolitics: Racializing and Gendering the Body in Science. Notre Dame Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. March 2 – 4, 2017.

2016                         

“I Imagined Many Moons in the Sky Lighting my way to Freedom”: Of Millenial Pop Divas, Afrofuturism and Feminist Praxis.” Panel: Future Texts: Feminist Engagement Through Popular Culture: Long Beach Indie International Film Festival and Conference. Long Beach, CA. August 31 – September 3, 2016.

2016                         

“’Anime in ghiaccio’: Black Italian Identity and the U.S. Black Arts Movement.” Panel: Quando gli italiani non erano bianchi (When Italians Weren’t White): American Association of Italian Studies. Baton Rouge, LA. April 21 – 23. 2016.

2016                         

“Prosthetic Performance: Technology, Science and the Mutating Black Male Body.” Panel:  Conspiracies, Cyborgs and Culture: Understanding How Blacks Use the Internet. Digital Blackness. Rutgers University, Zimmerli Art Museum. New Brunswick, NJ. April 22 – 23, 2016.

2016                         

“Difference and the Early Career Scholar: Strategies for Success.” Workshop Panel. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, Georgia. March 29 – April 2, 2016.

2016                         

“Strange Fruits: The Scene of Lynching in the Postracial Televisual Narrative.” Panel: Retrostalgia: Reinventing the Past in Film and Popular Culture. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, Georgia. March 29 – April 2, 2016.

2015                         

“In Whose Voice? In Whose Tongue: Collaboration and the Digital Storytelling Process.” Panel: Impact of Storytelling. Voices of Change: Storywork in Activism, Education and Public Service | 6th Annual Digital Storytelling Conference. Smith College (Northhampton, MA) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA). September 25-27, 2015.

2015                         

“In Another Tongue: Ethical Dimensions of Collaborative Digital Storytelling.” Panel: Teaching Digital Media Practice for Social Change through University-Community Partnerships: The Problem of Timing. Digital Media and Learning: Equity by Design Conference. Sheraton Hotel Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. June 11-13, 2015.

2015                         

“Authorship.” Hybrid Panel/Workshop: Participatory Pedagogy: A Course Module Maker Event. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.  Montreal, Canada. March 25, 2015.

2015                         

“Whither the Revolution?: Everson’s Rhinoceros – Reading the Italian-Libyan Political Constellation through the Afrosurrealist Imaginary.” Panel: Representation of Blackness in Italian Culture. American Association of Italian Studies. Boulder, CO. March 27, 2015.

2014                         

“Returning to the Archive/Revising the Canon: Locating Black Women in the Italian Cinema.”  Panel: Gender and Media Studies II: Writing Women in Film History. Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference. Chicago, IL. April 16, 2014.

2014                         

“Vampirism, Racial Hybridity, and the ‘New South’ in True Blood: (Post)racial Narratives on TV.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Breaking Television, Seattle Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, WA, March 19 – March 23, 2014 (Panel Chair and Presenter).

2013                         

“Bina48: Gender, Race, and Artificial Life.” Biometrics and Biopower Panel. The Dark Side of the Digital, The Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, May  2-4,  2013.

2013                         

“Displacing the Postcolony: Cinematic and Televisual Mediation of the Italian Postcolonial Condition in la ragazza dalla pelle di luna (1972).” Panel: Immigration, Race, Gender, and (Post)national Belonging in the Italian Cinema. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL.  March 6-10, 2013 (Panel Chair and Presenter).

2012                         

“Equivocal Subjects: Examining Representations of African-Italian Mixed-Race Identity in the Italian Cinema.” Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 2012 (Panel Chair and Presenter).

2012                         

“Writing New Narratives of Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Diversity: Using Social and Digital Media in Multicultural Education.” Midwest Culturally Insclusive Conference. University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Platteville, WI, September 7-8, 2012.

2012                         

“Paradise Lost: Cross-Racial Desire and the Italian Postcolonial Imaginary in Luigi Scattini’s La ragazza dalla pelle di luna.” Race, Migrancy, and (Post)national Belonging Panel (I). American Association of Italian Studies Annual Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, May 3-5, 2012 (Panel Organizer and Chair of Panel II).

2012                         

“Race, Nation, and Hierarchies of Whiteness in the Cinema of the Economic Miracle.” Cinemas of Eastern and Southern Europe Panel. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA, March 21-25, 2012.

  

Presentations in International Conferences

2018                         

“Of Queer Refrains: Experimental Cinema and the Migrant Condition.” Queer Italia Network (QuIR): Migrations: Intersectionality,  Queerness, Diaspora. University of Naples, L’Orientale. Naples, Italy. January 18-19, 2018.

2017                         

The Geopolitics of Italian Cinema: Expanding Postcolonial Approaches. Presentation Workshop. Co-Organizer with Professor Luca Caminati. Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University. Montreal, Canada. October 27-28, 2017.

2015                         

“The ‘Then and Now’ of Afrofuturist Performance in Popular Culture.” Rebooting Feminist Narrative: Issues in Scholarship and Publication Workshop. Console-ing Passions Annual Conference. Marker Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. June 18 – 20, 2015.

2013                         

“Making (African) Italians: Constructions of African Italian Identity in the Twenty-First Century.” AfroEurope@ns IV: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe. Panel 2C: African Migrations and Constructions. Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. London, UK, October 1-4, 2013.

2010                         

“Equivocal Subjects: Between Italy and Africa: Towards a New History of Migration and Modernity.” A New Italian Political Cinema? Conference/Workshop, Queen Mary, University of London, November 27, 2010.

2010                         

“Cabiria’s Masters and Slaves: Race, Libidinal Investment and the ‘New’ Roman Empire.” Women and the Silent Screen VI, Bologna, Italy, June 24-26, 2010.

2009                                                   

“The Transformation of U.S. Racial and Ethnic Identities in Global Media.” Contact Spaces of American Culture: Localizing Global Phenomena. 36th Annual Conference of the Austrian Association of American Studies, Department of American Studies, University of Graz, Austria, October 22-25, 2009.

2009                         

“Performing Race?: The Circulation of U.S. Racial and Ethnic Identities in Global Media.” Critical Theory: The Text and the World. University of Exeter, United Kingdom, September 17, 2009.

 

Invited Lectures

2017                         

“Everson’s Rhinoceros – Reading the Italian-Libyan Political Constellation through the Afro-Surrealist Imaginary.” Dean’s Lecture Series Spring 2017: History and its Discontents: The Futures and the Pasts of Science Fiction. Humanities Institute at Stony Brook. Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY. March 9, 2017.

2017                         

“After the Revolution: Everson’s Rhinoceros – Reading the Italian-Libyan Political Constellation through the Afro-Surrealist Imaginary.” Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. March 6, 2017.

2016                         

“Julien’s Expeditions: Italy and the African Diaspora.” Feminism in Art, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy. November 28, 2016. 

2016                         

“Millenial Divas: Afrofuturism and Feminist Praxis in Popular Music Culture”: Lecture Presentation for IML 295: Race, Class and Gender in Digital Space. School of Cinematic Arts, Division of Media Arts + Practice, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. August 31, 2016.

2015                         

“The Body and the Scene of Desire: the African Subject in Pasolini’s Cinema.” Symposium Presentation at “Pasolini’s Mediterranean/African Crossroads.” Department of Italian Studies at Brown University. Providence, RI. October 23, 2015.

2014                         

“Composing DNA | Mendi + Keith Obadike’s American Cypher.” INOVA Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, May 1, 2014.

2012                         

“Isaac Julien’s Western Union: Small Boats.” Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee, WI, June 28, 2012.

2012                         

“Haile Gerima’s Adwa: An African Victory and Isaac Julien’s Western Union: Small Boats: Italy and the African Diaspora.” New Italians: Symposium on 21st Century Italy. The Program in Romance Languages and Literatures, Mount Holyoke College, MA, April 13, 2012.

  

Invited Presentations

2017                         

Respondent: “Visions of Virility: Masculinity and Memory in the Italian War Film.” Rebecca Bauman, PhD. Military, Culture and Power. Casa Italiana, Department of History. New York University. New York, NY. April 28-29, 2017.

2016                         

“Auló: African-Italian Identity and the Fourth Road.” Respondent for Assistant Professor Simone Brioni’s screening of his documentary Auló (2012).  University of Rome II: Tor Vergata. December 13, 2016.

2014                         

Inside Buffalo and 18 IUS SOLI. Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Fred Kuwornu. Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Monday, February 17, 2014.

2013                         

Introduction to 30 Americans and the Wisconsin 30 at the Milwaukee Art Museum for the  Northwestern Mutual /AAERG Group [Exhibtion Sponsor]. Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

2013                         

Milwaukee Art Museum 30 Americans Audio Tour with Dr. William Rudolph, MAM Curator of American and Decorative Arts. June 14 – September 8, 2013.

2013                         

Tour of 30 Americans at the Milwaukee Art Museum for participants of the 13th Annual Fellowship Open Silver Spring Country Club Diversity Golf Outing. Friday, August 16, 2013.

 

Exhibition Participation

2015                         

Nicholas Frank: Post-Self. “Tipsy Grouches (Communitarian Hypothesis)” sound sculpture. Contributed reading of Chris Cutrone’s (Platypus Affiliated Society) “Capitalism, Communism, and the ‘state of nature.’” Western Exhibitions Gallery, Chicago, IL. December 11, 2015 – January 23, 2016.

2015                         

SumTotal 2015, UW-Milwaukee Art and Design Department Faculty Exhibition. UWM Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. October 23-November 22, 2015.

2014                         

Keith Nelson: Arrangements. Invitation to curate a shelf with artist Nirmal Raja. Portrait Society Gallery. Milwaukee, WI. April – May, 2014.

 2013                         

“#MKE: Marginality, Humor, Poopy Painters, White Privilege, Exoticism, and the Mainstream Art Press (Findings from the 2013 MARN Salon III, Feb. 15 – Mar. 30, 2013 at the Milwaukee Artist resoruce Network) #MKE.” Pedro Vélez in collaboration with Shelleen Greene and Sara Daleiden. A Study in Midwestern Appropriation. Curated by Michelle Grabner. The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL. September 29 – January 12, 2014.

2013                         

SumTotal 2013, UW-Milwaukee Art and Design Department Faculty Exhibtion. UWM Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. October 18 – November 22, 2013.

2011                         

SumTotal 2011, UW-Milwaukee Art and Design Department Faculty Exhibition. UWM INOVA/Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. October, 14-November 5, 2011.

 

TEACHING ABILITY AND EXPERIENCE

Courses Taught at UCLA | Department of Film, Television and Digital Media

FTV 106B: U | 6 units                         

History of the European Motion Picture                                                                    

FTV 203: G | 3 units

Film and the Other Arts: Embodiment, Technology and Difference

FTV 206A: G | 3 units

History of the European Motion Picture: Italian Cinema and the African Diaspora

 

Courses Taught at UWM | Department of Art and Design

ART 150: U | 3 cr.                                   

Multicultural America                                                                                                     

ART 309/509: U/G | 3 cr.                           

Visual Culture                                                                                                                  

ART 309/509: U/G | 3 cr.                         

Migration and Visual Art                                                                                                

ART 309/509: U/G | 3 cr.                          

Remix and Public Art                                                                                                      

ART 327: U | 3 cr.                                    

Participatory and Social Media                                                                                    

ART 497: U | 3 cr.   

Migration in the Italian Cultural Imaginary

UWM Study Abroad Florence, Italy                                                                                                                                                                              

ART 608: U | 3 cr.                                 

Art and Design Summer Internship                                                                            

ART 904: G | 3cr.                                   

Migration and Visual Art                                                                                                 

ART 903: G | 3 cr.                                   

Reading and Research                                                                                                    

 

Courses Taught at UWM | Department of Film

FILM 114: U | 3cr.                                 

Film and Experience                                                                                                        

FILM 150: U | 3cr.                                 

Multicultural America                                                                                                   

FILM 301/314: U | 3cr.                         

Scorsese/Lee: Approaching Ethnic Identity in Film                                              

FILM 301/319: U | 3cr.                         

Migration and Visual Art                                                                                              

FILM 301/319: U | 3cr.                       

American Science Fiction Film                                                                                  

 

Courses Taught for UWM Masters in Liberal Studies Program

LIBRLST 722:   G | 3cr.                     

Representing Race in a Post-Racial Era                                                         

(Spring 2013)

 

Courses Taught for UWM Honors College

HONORS 380: U | 3cr.                       

Visual Culture                                                                                                                  

 

Courses Taught for UWM Center for International Education

ART 427: U/G | 3cr.

Migration in the Italian Cultural Imaginary

Santa Reparata International School of Art

Florence, Italy (Summer 2017)

 

INVITED SEMINARS, LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Invited Lectures

 WMNS 700 (G)         

Feminist Issues and Scholarship: Gendered Bodies                                                             

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

“Labor, Gender and Globalization”

 

WMNS 700(G)            

Feminist Issues and Scholarship: Gendered Bodies                                                             

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

“Labor, Gender and Globalization”

 

LIBRLST 722 (G)         

“Pan-Africanism and the Legacies of Rastafarism in Haile Gerima’s Adwa: An African

Victory” Masters of Liberal Studies seminar, Writing Revolution in Latin America and

Beyond.  Assistant Professor María del Pilar Melgarejo. University of Wisconsin –

Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, April 25, 2012.                                                                               

 

WMNS 700(G)            

Feminist Issues and Scholarship: Gendered Bodies                                                                

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

“Gender, Technology and Global Labor”

 

Invited Panel and Seminar Presentations

2016                         

Community-Engaged Digital Humanities Panel. UWM Digital Humanities Lab, Golda Meir Libraries. March 25, 2016.

2013                         

“ART 150: Multicultural America – Theory/Practice Pedagogy.” Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age Panel. Digital Humanities Lab. November 12, 2013.

2013                         

MARNCritique and Salon I with Mary L. NOHL Fellowship Juror Irene Tsatsos, Director, Armory Center for the Arts. September 28, 2013.

2013                         

MARNSalon IV with Johannesburg, South Africa-based curator Wilhelm van Rensberg at Mandel Creative Studio, Milwaukee, WI. Monday,  March 18, 2013.

 

Community Activities

2016                         

“Postscript: Searching for Zora Neale Hurston, Writing Black Modernity.” Roundtable organizer and moderator. Participants: Reggie Wilson (Choreographer/Director of Fist and Heel Performance Group); artist Fo Wilson, writer and arts administrator Jessica Lynne; artist Portia Cobb. Lynden Sculpture Garden. Milwaukee, WI. February 20, 2016.

 2016                         

Review Committee Member, Milwaukee Arts Board Grant Program, Milwaukee, WI

2015                         

Review Committee Member, Ploch Art Gallery Artist Selection, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Brookfield, WI. October 29, 2015

2015-                        

Member, Nohl Committee,  Mary L. Nohl Fund / Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee, WI

2015                         

Review Committee Member, Milwaukee Arts Board Grant Program, Milwaukee, WI

2013-                        

Member, Advisory Council, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN), Milwaukee, WI

2013-                        

Contributor, Art City, Arts and Culture Section for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI.

 

Community Outreach

 2017                         

Guest Scholar, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Senior Thesis Critiques, Milwaukee, WI

2015                         

Guest Scholar, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Senior Thesis Critiques, Milwaukee, WI

 

University of California, Los Angeles: Committee Work (TFT)

2018-

Member, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Member, Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment Advisory

University of California, Los Angeles: Committee Work (FTVDM)

2018-

Member, Undergraduate Committee

Member, Curriculum Committee

 

OTHER IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES

 Professional Organizations

2015-17 

Co-chair, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Women’s Caucus

2007-                        

Member, American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS)

2005-                        

Member, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)

 

Professional Development

2014                         

Six-Week Webinar: Digital Storytelling using WeVideo

Center for Digital Storytelling

April 2013              

Certification in Online and Blended Teaching

The UWM Learning Technology Center and the Office of the Provost 

2012-13 

Blended and Online Faculty Development Program

UWM Learning and Technology Center

Six-week program to adapt Art 309/509: Visual Culture to fully online course

Summer 2011       

Digital Storytelling Standard 3-Day Workshop

Center for Digital Storytelling

Chicago, IL

Three-day intensive workshop on digital storytelling production, including narrative development, storyboarding, audio recording, and video production. Funded by the UWM Cultures and Communities Program ($500).

                                   

Editorial Boards

2014-2018              

Member, Editorial Board, Italica (Journal for the American Association for Italian Teachers)University of California, Los Angeles