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Sheila Petty

Sheila Petty is professor of media studies at the University of Regina. She teaches courses on world cinemas and is co-editor of the new book series, Indigenous Voices in World Cinemas, at the University of Regina Press. She has written extensively on issues of cultural representation, identity and nation in African and African diasporic screen media, and has curated film, television and digital media exhibitions for art galleries across Canada. She is author of Contact Zones: Memory, Origin and Discourses in Black Diasporic Cinema, (Wayne State University Press, 2008) and co-editor of the Directory of World Cinema: Africa (Intellect Books, 2015). Her current research focuses on Amazigh and North African cinemas, and issues of citizenship and immigration in French cinemas. She is also currently writing a book on Algerian feminist filmmaker, Habiba Djahnine (Edinburgh University Press).

3 years ago


Sub-Saharan, North African and Amazigh Screen Media