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Reece Auguiste

Reece Auguiste
Visiting Assistant Professor

Degrees Held

B.S. (Hon) Portsmouth Polytechnic (University of Portsmouth), England

M.S. Marlboro College

Ph.D. Film Studies, University of Nottingham, UK

Academic Summary

Reece Auguiste works in the disciplinary fields of film theory, digital media and aesthetics in transnational context. His current work focuses on national cinemas, in particular, Soviet, Iranian, African and Chinese cinema, film reception practices and the politics of film censorship. His interest also lies at the intersection of digital technologies, narratives of self and the cultural, spatial and temporal questions it raises in terms of gender, race and historical representation. He has also lectured at numerous European institutions including the University of London and University of Geneva as well as presented conference papers on media arts and cinema of the black diaspora.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Film
Television and Culture
Women and Film
African and Black Diaspora Cinemas
Media Theory and criticism
Cyber Culture and Digital Media
Women and Multiculturalism
The Global Challenge--Global Media


Major Publications

His essays on film and cultural criticism have appeared in Framework, Borderline, Cineaction, Undercut and Questions of Third Cinema.


Awards and Honors

Grand Prize, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne Australia

Josef Von Sternberg Award, for most original film of the Mannheim International Film Festival, Germany, 1989

Best Film, for promotion of Intercultural Dialogue, Mannheim International Film Festival, Germany 1989

Documentary Award, National Black Programming Consortium, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

International Documentary Association Award, for exceptional creative achievement in nonfiction and television production, Los Angeles, California, 1989

Golden Hugo Award, for best documentary film, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago

Honors Professor of the Year – Excellence in Teaching Award 2006 -University of Memphis Honors Program

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