Nova Smith

Research Interests: 

African American film, aesthetics, and material culture; theories of abjection and blackness; the black public sphere; constructions of whiteness in the black imaginary; posthumanism and embodiment; Latin American cinema with an emphasis on Brazilian film; the Black Atlantic and diasporic black cultures; cinematic representations of Transatlantic slavery across national and generic lines; post-classical Hollywood cinema, including independent film; science-fiction and horror genres

Dissertation: 

"For Us, By Us (On the Low...)": Resistance, Subversion, and a 'Post-Racial' Black Cinematic Aesthetic