Claire Andrade-Watkins

Claire Andrade-Watkins Ph.D., is a Professor of Media and Africana Studies, Emerson College, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. Academic appointments include: 2019-2020 Visiting Scholar, Africana Studies, 2015-2017 Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice; and Fall 2017 Distinguished Community Practitioner & Senior Fellow, Swearer Center, Brown University. Competitively awarded documentary grants include: 2017 RISCA Fellowship in Film & Video; 2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Film; a LEF Foundation grant; and several grants from both the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. She is the President of SPIA Media Productions, Inc. Festivals include Hot Docs (Toronto), Athens International Film & Video Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, FESTin, FESPACO.