professor
May Joseph

Jun 2012

Film & Feminism/Theorizing Diaspora - a class co-taught by Prof. Tina Campt and Prof. May Joseph - was by far the best course I've taken in my college career, largely because of the professors. Prof. Campt is obviously invested in her students, encouraging everyone to participate in class discussions. Luckily, when I took the class there were only eight of us, so it was possible for everyone to fully engage in class. Campt's love of diasporic theory and visual culture is the driving force behind this class made even more powerful when coupled with Prof. Joseph's passion of film and film history. The films we watched were beautiful and challenging (Daughters of the Dust, Sugar Cane Alley, Black Girl...), and the readings were equally potent. I've told everyone that they should take this course, and I truly believe that. The class - and Prof. Campt - changed the way I talk about movement and think about film.