Mark A. Reid


Mark A. Reid came to UF after receiving a PhD and MA in American Studies from the University of Iowa, an MA in Communications and Theatre from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and a BA in English from Columbia University. He has studied African and Arab Cinema at the University of Paris III- Sorbonne Nouvelle and American Literature and Film at the University of Chicago. Reid has held visiting appointments at The University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, The University of California—Davis, and Notre Dame University.

Professor Reid is author of Redefining Black Film (University of California, 1993), PostNegritude Visual and Literary Culture (SUNY, 1997), and Black Lenses, Black Voices: African American Film Now (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005) – a CHOICE Outstanding Title of 2005, editor of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” (Cambridge, 1997), and co-editor of Le Cinema Noir Americain (CinemAction, 1988). Reid has published several articles and book reviews that appear as chapters in The Passionate Camera, Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen, The Oxford History of World Cinema, Cinemas of the Black Diaspora, Film Genre Reader II, The Political Companion to American Film, Ex-Iles: Essays on Caribbean Cinema and as articles in such academic journals as Film Quarterly, Black American Literature Forum, Film History, Jump Cut, Wide Angle, Southern Exposure, Research in African Literatures, Criticism, and Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies. In 1999, he was named a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. During the Summer of 2006, he was a Fulbright German Studies Seminar Fellow in the “Muslim Minorities: Opportunities and Challenges in West European Societies, German and French Experiences” program.



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