• Scott MacDonald

    Professor of Cinema and Media Studies
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    film history; documentary, experimental and avant-garde film; cinema and place; institutional histories of organizations that have served independent film; 20th century American literature
  • Pavitra Sundar

    Associate Professor of Literature, Director of Cinema and Media Studies
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    cultural politics of voice; postcolonial studies; sound studies; South Asian film and media studies; feminist theory, especially women-of-color and transnational feminisms
  • Nadya Bair

    Assistant Professor of Art History
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    history of photography; modern and contemporary visual culture; media studies; digital humanities
  • Katheryn Doran

    Associate Professor of Philosophy
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    American philosophy; the problem of skepticism; contemporary Anglo-American philosophy; environmental ethics
  • Laurie (Ella) Gant

    Professor of Art
    video, performance, installation, photography, electronic media, and history and contemporary practices in each of those areas
  • Martine Guyot-Bender

    Professor of French
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    French 20th- and 21st-century literature and film; narrative representation of trauma (war, poverty); social documentary from the 1970s to today; literature and film of the Nazi occupation of France (Patrick Modiano); women writers (Amélie Nothomb, Assia Djebar, Simone de Beauvoir)
  • Lydia Hamessley

    Chair, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Music
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    Dolly Parton; American folk and traditional musics; banjo, music and film; medieval and renaissance music; music and gender
  • Robert Knight

    Associate Professor of Art
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    photography, history of photography, video capture and editing, Adobe premiere, art foundations curriculum, and 2D and 4D fundamentals
  • Celeste Day Moore

    Associate Professor of History
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    African-American history; diasporic and transnational history; race and empire in 20th-century U.S. and France
  • Kyoko Omori

    Associate Professor of Japanese
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    modern Japanese literature, especially modernism and youth magazine culture; early 20th-century media, especially cinema and radio; and censorship and the Occupation Era, 1945-52


Department Name

Cinema and Media Studies Program

Contact Name

Pavitra Sundar, Program Director

Office Location
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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