The New Director of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University

Terri Francis, an associate professor, was named the director of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University in Bloomington. The Center was established in 1981 as a repository of films and related materials by and about African-Americans and has grown to include extensive programming and scholarly research. In addition to hundreds of photographs, recorded interviews and posters, the archive includes special collections, such as memorabilia about jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. It also is the home of the international film journal Black Camera, published by Indiana University Press.

Terri Francis joined the faculty at Indiana University in 2014. Earlier, she taught for nine years in the department of African American studies and the film and media studies program at Yale University. She is an expert on African American cinema and Jamaican film history. She is the author of the forthcoming book, The Cinematic Josephine Baker.

Dr. Francis is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she majored in English. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago.

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