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Program Director, Associate Professor - Cynthia Fuchs
Term Assistant Professor in Film Theory, Film and Video Studies, CVPASamirah Alkassim is an experimental documentary filmmaker whose films include Far From You, From Here to There, and current work in progress Love Letters, among other projects.
Adjunct Faculty, Film and Video Studies, CVPAMonica Lee Bellais' professional memberships include the Writers Guild of America, East, the Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Documentary Programming Peer Group, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and The National Press Club, in Washington, D.C.
Associate Professor of Cinematography, Film and Video Studies, CVPAHans Charles studied cinema at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center and worked for Tracey Edmonds (Soulfood, Set it Off), Bridget Davis (Sister Act II, Hav Plenty) and Patrick Ian Polk (Punks, Noah’s Ark) at Edmonds Entertainment.
Full Professor, Film and Video Studies, CVPA
Affiliated Faculty Women and Gender StudiesProfessor G. Chesler (pronouns they/them) directs, produces, and writes fiction and documentary films that address sexuality, the body, gender and racial justice.
Program Director and Associate Professor, Film and Video Studies, CVPA
Director, Visiting Filmmakers SeriesCynthia Fuchs (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989) is the interim Director of Film at Mason (CVPA) and Associate Professor of English (CHSS), as well as a faculty member in African and African American Studies (AAAS) and Sport and American Culture; she is an Executive Committee member for Women and Gender Studies (WGST).