Dr. Antonio is an Associate Arts Professor in the department of Art and Public Policy and the Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives. She is the recipient of a 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty award and has served as 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 the interim chair of the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing from 2013-15.
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; Lincoln Center Education Forum and Future Filmmakers Workshop. She serves on the Board of Ghetto Film School; and has participated in numerous projects with Panasonic Kid Witness News 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: Identity, Originality, Multiculturalism and Accountability in 21st Century Art; 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 several blogs for Huffington Post, and America.gov: Do Hollywood Films Truly Reflect Life in America
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