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2018 Presenting paper "In Marco Polo's Footsteps: The Enigma of Expedition Cinema," at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, March 2018, in Toronto. Paper on panel entitled "Unpacking the Expedition Film" with papers by Scott Curtis and Gregory Waller.

2016 A book launch party for Carceral Fantasies

When: September 8, 2016 6-8pm


Where: at Baruch Performing Arts Center Level 2


Baruch College
The City University of New York
1 Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010
(Enter at 25th st & Lexington Ave)


On September 8th, colleagues, friends and family were greeted by author and professor Alison Griffiths at the book signing for her latest work, Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America (Columbia University Press, 2016)


Carceral Fantasies explores the little-known history of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the prison emerged as a setting and narrative trope in modern cinema. Opening remarks were made by Dr. Aldemaro Romero Jr., the newly appointed Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and David Birdsell, Dean of the Baruch College School of Public and International Affairs. Baruch College President Mitchel Wallerstein was in attendance as well as many colleagues, family, and friends of the author.


The book can be purchased on the Columbia University Press site.
https:/ / book/ carceral-fantasies/ 9780231161060



Book launch party, Baruch College Performing Arts Center
Professor Roseanne McManus & VP Global Strategies Myung-Soo Lee
Alison Griffiths & Baruch College President Mitchel Wallerstein
Professors Elizabeth Minei, Alison Griffiths, & Rebecca Merkin
Dean Aldemaro Romero Jr., Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Alison Griffiths & Victoria Trevor