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Noelle Griffis


Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts


Communication and Media Arts





Noelle Griffis (PhD, Indiana University) joined the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College in the fall of 2018. Her teaching and research interests include film and television history and aesthetics, American independent cinema, New York City filmmaking, industry studies, race and gender in media, production cultures, and media policy. She has contributed to Black Camera and to recent edited collections, including Hollywood on Location: An Industry History and Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film. She is also the Reviews Editor for Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities & Culture.


Ph.D. Indiana University

M.A. New York University

B.A. University of Alabama

Recent Work

“The New Hollywood, 1980-1999” in Hollywood on Location: An Industry History. Edited by Lawrence Webb and Joshua Gleich. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, forthcoming Spring 2019.

“Teenage Movie Makers of the Lower East Side, 1968-1974” in Screening Race in Nontheatrical Film. Edited by Marsha Gordon and Allyson Nadia Field, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming Spring 2019.

“‘This Film is a Rebellion!:’ Filmmaker, Actor, Black Journal Producer, and Activist William Greaves.” Black Camera, 6 no. 2 (Spring 2015): 7-16.


Comm 131: Intro to Cinema Studies

Comm 308: Quality TV in the 21st Century

Comm 357: Contemporary World Cinema

Professional Experience

Competitive Conferences

2018    “I Heart West Covina: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Deconstruction of Genre and Place.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto.

2018    “Small Gauge Revolution: Newsreel’s Community Control.” Wounded Galaxies 1968 Conference, Bloomington, IN.

2017    “From New York to Nashville: Urban Development, Branding, and Production Industries.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago.

2016    “Teenage Moviemaking as Experimental Cinema,” Visible Evidence, Bozeman.

2015    “Bringing the Film Industry Back to New York: The Promotion of the First Mayor’s Office of Film, 1966-67,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal.

2014    “Telling It Like It Is: The Camera as Voice in AFI Supported Minority Youth Films of the 1960s,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle.

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