Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western
Mia Mask is the Mary Riepma Ross Professor of Film at Vassar College. She is the author of Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film.
Mask edited the anthology Contemporary Black American Cinema, published by Routledge. She also published the jointly edited collection Poitier Revisited: Reconsidering a Black Icon in the Obama Age (Bloomsbury). Her newest book is Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western.
Her cultural commentary has been featured on National Public Radio programs “Tell Me More,” “Marketplace” and “Morning Edition;” on Soledad O'Brien’s “Matter of Fact,” and in documentaries for the Smithsonian Channel, the Criterion Channel and CNN’s The Movies.
Professor Mask's Athenaeum presentation is supported by CMC's Presidential Initiative on Anti-Racism and the Black Experience in America.
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