Paula Massood, an associate professor of film studies at City University's Brooklyn College, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 in the Comstock Dining Room. This is a changed site from the one first announced.
Her talk, “Street Girls With No Future?: Black Women Coming of Age in the City,” will focus on the representation of Black Women in Film, and will be illustrated with film clips will be shown. The lecture is part of the William Smith Centennial Celebration.
Massood joined the Brooklyn College faculty in 1999 and was named an associate professor in 2004. She teaches courses in African American Cinema, Cinemas of the African Diaspora, Women and Film, New York in Film, Film and New Media and Film Noir, among others. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of New Hampshire at Durham, and her master's and doctorate in cinematic studies from New York University.
She is the editor of “The Spike Lee Reader: An Anthology,” (Temple University Press, forthcoming) and the author of “Black City Cinema: Visualizing African American Urban Experiences in Film,” (Temple University Press, 2003).