Associate Arts Professor, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
Sheril Antonio, B.F.A., M.A., Ph.D., New York.<br />
Dr. Antonio is an Associate Arts Professor in the Department Art and Public Policy at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and also serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives. <br />
Film scholar and lecturer, Dr. Antonio is the author of <em>Contemporary African American Cinema</em> (Peter Lang, Inc., 2002); a contributing writer on <em>New Black Cinema -- When Self-Empowerment Becomes Assimilation</em> (Bertz Verlag, 2005); “Matriarchs, Rebels, Adventurers, and Survivors: Renditions of Black Womanhood in Contemporary African American Cinema” (Sight & Sound- Supplement, July 2005); and a feature essay for inaugural issue of Black Camera “The Urban-Rural Binary in Black American Film and Culture” (Indiana University Press 2009).<br />
She has been a guest on WNYC 93.9 FM, <em>Orpheus: To Hell and Back</em> (2005); a Panelist on “The Other in Bush World USA” (for the book <em>Bushwomen</em> by Laura Flanders, 2005); and serves as an advisor and lecturer for a variety of projects including the Democracy Video Challenge with the U.S. State Department, and as a jury member for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, and Panasonic Kid Witness News.<br />
Her courses include “The World Through Art” and "Anatomy of Difference: the Other in Film", and she co-taught "Conventional Steps to Unconventional Image-Making: A Close Reading” for the Center for Art, Society, and Public Policy."