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Globally Connected 2023: Meet Our New Faculty—Part 2

September 28, 2023 at 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

In this virtual event, meet FIT’s new School of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty members and learn about the global aspects of their research!

Emma Ben Ayoun is an assistant professor of Film and Media. Her work has been published in a number of academic and creative journals, including Camera Obscura, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, and The Velvet Light Trap. She writes about illness, disability, migration, virtual reality, experimental documentary, oceans, language, and color, among other things. She holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, a Master of Studies from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from the University of Southern California. She is currently at work on her first book.

Kristen Laciste is an assistant professor in the Department of the History of Art. She holds a PhD in Visual Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She served as the 2023 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Smarthistory, The Center for Public Art History, contributing essays on African art and visual culture.

Marcus Anthony Brock, English and Communication Studies, captures race, identity, art, and our evolving humanity through storytelling. He is a Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellow at Stony Brook University, and PhD candidate in Cultural Studies and Africana Studies. He received a BA in American Literature and Culture from UCLA, minoring in political science, and a Master of Communication Management in Media and Entertainment Management from the University of Southern California. You may find more of his writing and culture work at marcusbrock.net.

This virtual event is free and open to the public; REGISTER HERE.


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