Recent Faculty Publications
Adams, Don. "'The Creativity That Drives the World': Prophetic Realism." Process Studies, 48, no. 2, 2019: 219-38.
“El Grito de Sunset Park: Cop Watching, Community Organizing, and Video Activism,” JCSM: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 59, no. 2 (Winter 2019)
Abstract: This article focuses on cop watching by the Brooklyn-based group El Grito de Sunset Park to provide a case study that illustrates how working-class communities of color are integrating digital technology and media-making practices into their organizing against policing, gentrification, and state disinvestment of services. The article identifies such community media as a nodal point of resistance where local communities organize against global neoliberal forces negatively affecting them by creating alternative modes of representation that counter dominant narratives about them and incorporating media-making practices into their collective organizing for self-determination.
“Discovering Muslim Youth Voices: The Politics of Visibility in the Age of Islamophobia,” Cineaste (Fall 2019)
Abstract: With the rise of more affordable digital technology and faster bandwidth, marginalized groups have been able to broaden the representation of their communities and challenge their ghettoization on commercial media. The MuslimYouth Voices series marks a recent iteration of what happens when significant funding enables the training of underrepresented youth in the art of digital mediamaking. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the insights, humor, and creativity percolating among Muslim youth in the United States. Although not all the videos are equally well produced, they provide a panoply of voices that the omnipresent terrorist imagery and Orientalist framework of commercial media have obscured.
Sim, Gerald “‘How Can You Not Be Romantic about Baseball?’ Or How We Are Platonic about Data.” Convergence (November 2019). doi:10.1177/1354856519890611.
Hofmann, Michael. Deliberation in Dysfunctional Democracies: The Global Need for Critically Renewing Habermas’s Public Sphere Concept . Common Ground Research Networks, 2019
Charbonneau, Stephen. Projecting Race: Postwar America, Civil Rights, and Documentary Film . New York, NY: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2016.
Finucane, Adrian. The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire. Unviersity of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
Harvey, Mark H. "Racial Inequalities and Poverty in Rural America." Rural Poverty in the USA, edited by J. Sherman, A. Tickamyer, and J. Warlick. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2016.
Brooks, Clarence. "Butoh, the Dance of Death: Connectivity and Improvisation." 2016.
Fenichel, Emily. "The Pitti Tondo: A 'Sibylline 'Madonna' in Michelangelo in the New Millennium: Conversations about Artistic Practice, Patronage, and Christianity, edited by Tamara Smithers. Brill, 2016.
Machado Sáez, Elena. Market Aesthetics: The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction . New World Studies, edited by J. Michael Dash. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.