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Anne Ciecko

Associate Professor, Communication, Graduate Certificate Director -- Cinemas of the Global South; international co-productions; diasporic audiences; international transmedia stardom

Anne Cieko

ciecko@comm.umass.edu

(413) 545-6348

Anne Ciecko is Associate Professor of Film in the Communication Department. Her current and ongoing research interests are focused on international cinema, primarily non-western cinema (Cinemas of the Global South)--especially Arab, Asian, and African cinema; international co-productions; diasporic audiences; international transmedia stardom and celebrities; international film festivals; Afropop and Arabpop music and film; intercultural film/video and multimedia installations by women. Her writing has appeared in the following academic journals and arts publications: AfterimageAsian CinemaAsian Journal of CommunicationCinema JournalCinemaya, Film QuarterlyHistoryJournal of Film and VideoJournal of Popular Film and TelevisionJump Cut: A Review of Contemporary MediaLiterature/Film QuarterlyQuarterly Review of Film and VideoSpectator: Journal of Film and Television CriticismTamkang ReviewVelvet Light Trap, and others. Her authored or coauthored articles have been published in the anthologies Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World (New York University Press, 2007), Global Currents: Media and Technology Now (Rutgers University Press, 2004), Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers (Routledge, 2002, and the 2nd edition Fifty Contemporary Film Directors, 2010), Transnational Chinese Cinemas (University of Hawaii, 1997), and others. She is also editor of the book Contemporary Asian Cinema: Popular Culture in a Global Frame (Berg, 2006) and a special issue of the journal Quarterly Review of Film and Video on the International Film Star (Volume 19.1, 2002).