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Behind the Frame: Policing the Filming of Fruitvale Station

Lisa Alexander
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
5:00-8:00 PM
AUDITORIUM A Angell Hall Map
Lisa Doris Alexander is a Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of African American Studies at Wayne State University. Dr. Alexander is the author of Expanding the Black Film Canon: Race and Genre Across Six Decades and Homicide: Life on the Street with Wayne State University Press’ TV Milestone Series. Her first book, When Baseball Isn’t White, Straight and Male: The Media and Difference in The National Pastime, won the Society of American Baseball Research’s Negro League’s Committee Robert Peterson Recognition Award in 2013. She also co-edited The Circus is in Town: Sport, Celebrity, and Spectacle with Joel Nathan Rosen. She earned her doctorate in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, her Masters degree in Afro American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Bachelors degree in Political Science from Grinnell College. She refuses to choose between Star Trek and Star Wars and is a Chicago native and avid fan of the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.
Building: Angell Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: african american, african and african american studies, african and afroamerican studies, Afroamerican, film, film screening, Racism, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of American Culture