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Sheril Antonio

Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives; Associate Arts Professor

Dr. Antonio is an Associate Arts Professor in the department of Art and Public Policy and the Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives. From 2008/9 she served as the chair of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music and was that department'€™s inaugural chair in 2003/4. She also served as chair of the Graduate Film Program in 2001/2 and for two years from 2013/15 the interim chair of the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing.

Her courses include: Anatomy of Difference: The Other in Film, The World Through Art, and Language of Film. She received Curricular Development Challenge Grants for two courses: Issues in Contemporary African-American Cinema (taught 1992-1995) and The Summer Film & Video Program for High School Students (designed in collaboration in 1995). She is an advisor and frequent lecturer whose presentations include: a live online debate about the movie Precious with Stanley Crouch; The Double Down Film Show, Future Filmmakers Workshop; Advisory Board of Ghetto Film School, The Cinema High School; and the NAACP. She has been interviewed for television, radio, and print, including: Studio 360: Girls on Film and WNYC 93.9FM, Orpheus: to Hell and Back.

Dr. Antonio is the author of Contemporary African American Cinema, 2001. Her other works include: Do Hollywood Films Truly Reflect Life in America?; a feature essay for the inaugural issue of Black Camera: The Urban-Rural Binary in Black American Film and Culture, Indiana University Press 2009, New Black Cinema: When Self-Empowerment Becomes Assimilation, Bertz Verlang, 2006; and Matriarchs, Rebels, Adventurers, and Survivors: Renditions of Black Womanhood in Contemporary African American Cinema, Sight & Sound, Supplement, July 2005; as well as blogs for Huffington Post and Stackstreet.


New York University

Doctor of Philosophy, Cinema Studies
Master of Fine Arts, Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film & Television

New York, NY


Anatomy of Difference: The Other in Film
The World Through Art
Language of Film
Conventional Steps to Unconventional Image-Making: Close Reading