Faculty |Michael T. Martin
Professor, Communication and Culture and American Studies
Adjunct Professor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Editor-in-Chief, Black Camera, An International Film Journal
- 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)
- Martin, M.T. and D. Wall, “Race, Space, and Gender in Ed Bland’s Cry of Jazz,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 31.2 (2014): 136-147.
- Martin, M.T., “Madeline Anderson in Conversation: Pioneering an African American Documentary Tradition,” Black Camera, 5.1 (2013): 68-96.
- 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