Faculty Highlights

Khary Saeed Jones, Professor of the Practice and FMS Director of Undergraduate Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021-2022 Film Study Center at Harvard University-LEF Foundation Fellowship. His forthcoming feature-length film Night Fight also won a grant from LEF's Moving Image Fund and has received the William Graeves Fund from Firelight Media. Night Fight explores the interior life of a Black man living amid COVID-19, the racial reckoning catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd, and the countdown to the 2020 presidential election.

Malcolm Turvey, Sol Gittelman Professor: Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism was published by Columbia University Press. Professor Turvey also edited an issue of the journal October in honor of Annette Michelson.

Tasha Oren, Associate Professor in Film and Media Studies, serves on the editorial board of the journal Signs was appointed as a book review editor earlier this year. She also co-edited collection on contemporary global feminism, The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Feminism, which will be published December 2020.

Jennifer Burton, Professor of the Practice, delivered the opening remarks for the Harvard Radcliffe Institute Gender Conference in March. Professor Burton also continued her Half the History project this past spring, which involved many Tufts students, faculty, staff, and alums. Her web series Old Guy, which can be watched on YouTube and other platforms, is a story about ageism and was featured in this article in Tufts Now.

Julie Dobrow, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Senior Lecturer, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, published After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet (W.W. Norton & Company, 2018). Visit Julie's website for book details and upcoming book signings!

Don Schechter, Professor of the Practice, recently moved his production studio for Charles River Media Group into a larger facility at 73 TV Place in Needham Heights, MA. He also completed his science fiction novel Ascendants in Fall 2020.

Susan Napier, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric and anime scholar, was featured in Time Magazine’s article How Spirited Away Changed Animation Forever, which celebrates with 20th anniversary of Hayao Miyazki's film Sprited Away.