Sheril Antonio, B.F.A., M.A., Ph.D., New York.
Dr. Antonio is an Associate Arts Professor in the Department Art and Public Policy at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and also serves as the Associate Dean of Film, Television, New Media & the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Film scholar and lecturer, Dr. Antonio is the author of Contemporary African American Cinema (Peter Lang, Inc., 2002); a contributing writer on New Black Cinema-When Self-Empowerment Becomes Assimilation (Bertz Verlag, 2005); “Matriarchs, Rebels, Adventurers, and Survivors: Renditions of Black Womanhood in Contemporary African American Cinema” (Sight & Sound- Supplement, July 2005); and a feature essay for inaugural issue of Black Camera “The Urban-Rural Binary in Black American Film and Culture” (Indiana University Press 2009).
She has been a guest on WNYC 93.9 FM, Orpheus: To Hell and Back (2005); a Panelist on “The Other in Bush World USA” (for the book Bushwomen by Laura Flanders, 2005); and serves as an advisor and lecturer for a variety of projects including as the William H. Cosby Future Filmmakers Workshop, the Democracy Video Challenge with the US State Department, and as a jury member for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, Panasonic Kid Witness News, and a blogger for Huffington Post.
Her courses include “The World Through Art”, “Language of Film" and "Anatomy of Difference: the Other in Film", and she co-taught "Conventional Steps to Unconventional Image-Making: A Close Reading” for the Center for Art, Society, and Public Policy".