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Alexandra Juhasz, PhD
Professor of Media Studies
Director, Munroe Center for Social Inquiry

Alexandra Juhasz, PhD

    With Pitzer Since: 1995
    Field Group: Media Studies
    Campus Address: Fletcher 228
    Phone: 909.607.4431
    Email: alexandra_juhasz

    Ph.D., New York University
    B.A., Amherst College

Research Interests:

Documentary video production; women's film and feminist film theory.

Recent Courses:

  • Learning from YouTube
  • Feminist Online Spaces
  • Feminist Documentary Production and Theory (MS46)
  • Independent Film Cultures (MS47)
  • Media Ethnography Autobigraphy (MS48)
  • Women and Film (MS72)
  • Gender and Genre (MS76)
  • Imagined Communities (MS77)
  • Introduction to Video production (MS82)
  • Media & Sexuality (MS110)
  • Learning from YouTube (MS135)
  • Online Feminist Spaces (MS136)
  • Media Archives (MS137)
  • Media Praxis (MS197)

Selected Works (Publications, Exhibitions, Film, Multimedia):

  • Blackwell Companion to Film Studies: Documentary and Documentary Histories. Cambridge. MA: Blackwell Press, forthcoming. Co-edited with Alisa Lebow.
  • "Perpitube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces,” Nichols Gallery, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, July 12-September 6, 2011. Co-curated with Pato Hebert.
  • Distraction Span: Technologies of Productive Disruption,” The New Everyday: A Mediacommons Project, April 5-December 1, 2011. With Brian Goldfarb.
  • Learning from YouTube. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2011.
  • “A Truly New Genre,” Inside Higher Education (May 31, 2011).
  •  “AIDS Activist Movement” and “Feminist Movement Media” in John Downing, ed., The Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. London, United Kingdom: Sage Press, 2010.

    “Alexandra Juhasz, Interview on Learning form YouTube,” in Bill Moggridge, ed., Designing Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.
  • “On the Online Publishing and Re-Purposing of Learning from YouTube,” Enculturation: A
    Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, no. 8 (2010).
  • “AIDS Video: To Dream and Dance with the Censor,” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, no. 52 (Summer 2010).
  • “A Lesbian Collective Aesthetic: Making and Teaching the OWLS,” Films for the Feminist Classroom, vol.2, no.1 (spring 2010).
  • "The Other Inters," in Joe Parker and Ranu Samantrai, eds., Inter-disciplinarity and Social Justice. New York: SUNY Press, 2010.
  • "The Views of the Feminist Archive," FLOW, vol.11, no.14 (2010).
  • "Learning the Five Lessons of YouTube," Cinema Journal, vol.48, no.2 (winter 2009).
  • "MP:Me: Variant of a Manifesta," Millennium Film Journal, vol.51 (spring/summer 2009).
  • Media Praxis: A Radical Anthology Integrating Theory, Production and Practice. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
  • Uncommon Practice, Pitzer College Faculty Show, Nichols Gallery, Claremont, CA, spring and summer 2008.
  • F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2006. Co-edited with Jesse Lerner.
  • AIDS TV: Identity, Community, and Alternative Video. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995.

Recent Conferences and Invited Talks:

  • Workshop participant, Questioning the Standard: New Narratives of Art in Los Angeles, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 2011.
  • “Composing ThirdTube,” talk given at the University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, April 28, 2011.
  • “Illusions of Equality and Freedom on YouTube,” paper presented at the National Ethnic Studies Association 39th Annual Conference, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, April 7–9, 2011.
  •  “Writing Online,” talk delivered at New York University, New York, NY, March 11, 2011.
  • “Publishing Learning from YouTube,” talk delivered at the Media Futures Workshop, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, New Orleans, LA, March 10, 2011.
  • “Toward ThirdTube: Feminist Online Self-Reflexive Critical Pedagogy,” talk given at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, March 9, 2011.
  • “YouTube or ThirdTube: ‘Democracy’ and the Digital Divide,” talk delivered at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, February 17, 2011.
  • Producer, "The Owls" (Cheryl Dunye, 2010). Premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, February 2010. Screened Festivals: Seoul (April 2010), Torino (April 2010), Toronto (May 2010), Seattle (May 2010), New York (June 2010), Los Angeles (July 2010), Taipei (July 2010).
  • “Women in View: Sex, Money, Media,” Keynote Address given at SexMoneyMedia: An International Symposium on Women in Media, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, October 14, 2010.
  • “Revolt on YouTube,” talk given at Women, Poverty and Globalization Series, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, September 22, 2010.
  • Visible Evidence: Institutionalized Lesbian Cinema and its Revolutionary Roots, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2010.
  • “Publishing Learning from YouTube,” talk given at Vectors, Summer Humanities Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2010.
  • “Queer You(th) Tube (via YouTube),” Digital Media and Learning Conference, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, February 2010.
  • “Queer Mentorship: The Future of LGBTQ Film Studies,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Los Angeles, CA, March 2010.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors:

  • Researcher, Getty Funded Exhibit and Publication, for Pacific Standard Time:The Art of the Woman’s Building, 2009-10.
  • Fellow, NEH Summer Fellowship program, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, University of Southern California, 2009.
  • Changemaker's Grant, Media Praxis class, 2008.
  • ACE Fellow in Academic Administration: Fellowship finalist, 2005.
  • Project Pericles: Course development for “Video and Diversity,” Summer 2004.
  • Pitzer in Ontario Teaching Grant: course development, Summer 2003.
  • Alpert Award in the Arts, 2003.
  • Nominee: Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, 1994, 2000, 2002.
  • Mellon Intercultural Learning Through Technology Grant, 2001.
  • C-100, Inc., Production support for Released, 2000.
  • Mellon Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College, 1994-95.

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