Faculty |Michael T. Martin
Professor, Communication and Culture and American Studies
Adjunct Professor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1979
Ed.M., Columbia University, 1972
M.A., Columbia University, 1971
B.A., City College, City University of New York (CUNY), 1970
Courses Recently Taught
AAAD-A 330 African American Cinematic Experience
AAAD-A 400 Cinemas of the Black Diaspora
AAAD-A 400/590 Third World Cinemas
AAAD-A 542 Postcolonial Metropolitan Cinemas
Diasporic and émigré formations, transnational migration, diasporic and postcolonial film
Works in Progress:
Caribbean Cinemas: Evolution, Articulations, Transnationality (book length project under contract with Indiana University Press, due 2012)
History Betrayed: Gillo Pontecorvo’s Cinema of Decolonization (book length project under contract with Wayne State University Press, due 2013)
Michael T. Martin and David C. Wall, “The Politics of Cine-Memory: Signifying Slavery in the History Film,” A Companion to the Historical Film, Robert A. Rosenstone and Constantin Parvulesu, eds. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp. 445-467.
“Documenting Modern Day Slavery in the Dominican Republic: An Interview with Amy Serrano,” Camera Obscura 24.2 (2010): 161-172.
“’I Do Exist’: From ‘Black Insurgent’ to Negotiating the Hollywood Divide—A Conversation with Julie Dash,” Cinema Journal 49.2 (2010): 1-16.
“’Podium for the Truth’? Reading Slavery and the Neocolonial Project in the Historical Film: Queimada! and Sankofa in Counterpoint,” Third Text 23.6 (2009): 717-731.
(with David Wall) “’Where are you from?’: Performing Race in the Art of Jefferson Pinder,” Black Camera 2.1 (2010): 72-105.
(with Marissa Moorman) “Imagining Angola in Luanda with Ondjaki,” Black Camera 1.2 (2010): 38-62.
“Joseph Gai Ramaka: ‘I am not a filmmaker engage. I am an ordinary citizen engage,” Research in African Literatures 40.3 (2009): 206-219.
“Charles Burnett—Consummate Cinèaste,” Black Camera 1.1 (2009): 143-170.
(with Marilyn Yaquinto) Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States: On Reparations for Slavery, Jim Crow and Their Legacies (Duke University Press, 2007).
“Mexican Cinema and the ‘Generation of the 1990s Filmmakers: A Conversation with
Francisco Athié,” Framework 45.1 (2004): 115-128.
“On the Cusp of Postmodernity: Lolo and Fibra Optica in Contemporary Mexican Cinema,” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 12.2 (2003): 191-214.
Awards and Honors
- “Honorable Mention” for “Best New Journal of 2010,” Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), 2010
- President du Jury Officiel Diaspora, Le Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de La Tévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Burkina Faso, 2009
- New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Grant (Lilly Endowment/IU), 2009
- CAHI-IU Grant, 2009
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant, Princeton University, 1990
- LASA Award of Merit in Film, Latin American Studies Association, XV International Congress, 1989