Dr. Alexandra Juhasz

Curated By: Dr. Alexandra Juhasz

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is a Distinguished Professor of Film at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. She is the author/editor of scholarly books on AIDS including AIDS TV (Duke, 1995) and We Are Having this Conversation Now: The Times of AIDS Cultural Production (with Ted Kerr, Duke, 2022); fake (and real) documentaries (The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Documentary, with Alisa Lebow, 2015) and Really Fake (with Nishant Shah and Ganaele Langlois, Minnesota, 2021); YouTube (Learning From YouTube, MIT Press, 2013); and Black lesbian filmmaking (with Yvonne Welbon, Sisters in the Life: 25 Years of African-American Lesbian Filmmaking, Duke 2018). She is the producer of educational videotapes on feminist issues from AIDS to teen pregnancy as well as the feature fake documentaries The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1996) and The Owls (Dunye, 2010). She writes about her cultural and political commitments in scholarly and more public platforms including Hyperallergic, BOMB, MS, X-tra, and Lamda Literary Review. Her edited anthology of community-produced poetry about Fake News, My Phone Lies to Me was published in Fall 2022 by punctum press. More about that project is here: fakenews-poetry.org.

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