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Georgia State: New faculty for School of Film, Media & Theatre


A new semester kicks off at the College of the Arts with several new faculty members in our ranks. Their addition to the Arts family on campus augments a world-class team of practicing professionals who regularly perform, exhibit and present their research at home and abroad. They join a cohort of faculty members dedicated to opening the art world for students on campus and helping them connect to the arts community in Atlanta and beyond.

In the School of Film, Media & Theatre, the college welcomes:

Dr. Jade Petermon – Assistant Professor

Dr. Jade Petermon received her Ph.D. from the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014. She is currently completing a manuscript entitled Hyper(in)visibility: Race and Representation in the Post-Racial Era. Dr. Petermon is a recipient of the American Association of University Women’s American Fellowship, and her work has appeared in Film Quarterly and in publications from both Rutgers University Press and University of Texas Press. She is currently teaching undergraduate and graduate-level classes on media theory and television analysis. Read more…

Dr. Jenny Gunn – Limited-Term Lecturer

Jenny Gunn joins School of Film, Media & Theatre after recently completing her doctorate in Moving Image Studies. Her dissertation, “Narcisscinema: Selfie Culture and the Moving Image” analyzes practices of self-mediation in digital media and visual culture. Jenny has served as editorial and social media staff of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics where she continues to serve in an advisory capacity to the research group. Her writing has been published in Film Philosophy, Cinephile, Mediascape and is forthcoming in Black Camera and JCMS. Read more…

In the School of Music:

Dr. Xieyi (Abby) Zhang – Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhang is a new assistant professor in music theory specializing in nineteenth-century musical form and the music of Antonín Dvořák. This Chinese-born Canadian completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and previously received a B.Mus. with a specialization in music theory from the University of Toronto. Read more…



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