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Understanding Media Studies: Documentary and Difference with Genevieve Yue & Ephraim Asili

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm

Room UL104, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Media Studies welcomes you to a talk with Genevieve Yue, Assistant Professor of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College and Ephraim Asili, full-time Artist in Residence, Bard College. 

Genevieve Yue is an assistant professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College, and co-editor of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. Her writing has appeared in October, Grey Room, Film Comment, and Film Quarterly. She is currently completing a book on feminism, materiality, and film theory.

Ephraim Asili is an African American Artist, Filmmaker, and Deejay. One of the points of focus in Asili’s work is the African Diaspora as a cultural force. His work often weaves together the near and the far as a way of revealing linkages across history and geography. Thus far Asili’s work has been filmed in locations including Ghana, Brazil, Jamaica, and Ethiopia as well as in Philadelphia, Harlem, and Detroit. His films have screened in festivals and venues all over the world, including the New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, MOMA PS1, LAMOCA, and The Boston Museum of Fine Art.

Hosted by Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor of Media Studies.

Sponsored by the School of Media Studies as part of its weekly lecture series for "Understanding Media Studies."

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Media and Technology, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas


Schools of Public Engagement, School of Media Studies


Video, Audio, and Web-based media


Free; No tickets or reservations required.



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