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Ph.D. 2007, University of California, Los Angeles
Stephen Charbonneau is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches courses in film history, theory, and aesthetics. His research interests include the history of documentary film, ethnography, cultural policy, and collectivist media practices. He is currently working on a book entitled, “Other Americas: Injured Identities, Ethnographic Media, and the War on Poverty,” a review of state-sponsored uses of film and television as part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. The study centers on the intersection of both expressive and pragmatic discourses, entangling both a desire for a collective “voice” from those who have not been heard with the social problem-solving posture of the state. His published work includes a forthcoming article on juvenile literature and its representation of the cinema in the early 1910s (Journal of Popular Culture) as well as other articles on ethnographic media, social change, and film history in Journal of Popular Film and Television, Spectator, Challenge for Change/Société nouvelle: The Collection, Mediascape, and Encyclopedia of Documentary Film.
His most recent publication, “Claims to Be Heard: Young Self-Expressivity, Social Change, and the Educational Video Center” was published in Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media (Summer 2011)