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Christopher Sieving

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Associate Professor

Christopher Sieving specializes in film history and analysis. His areas of interest include 1960s and 1970s world cinema, film genre, visual style and narrative, and African American film history. His articles have been published in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and CultureThe Velvet Light Trap, Screening Noir, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Journal of Communication Inquiry. He is the author of Soul Searching: Black-Themed Cinema from the March on Washington to the Rise of Blaxploitation (Wesleyan University Press, 2011), a social and industrial history of African American filmmaking from 1963 to 1970, and winner of the Richard Wall Memorial Award from the Theatre Library Association. He recently published Pleading the Blood: Bill Gunn's Ganja & Hess (2022) for Indiana University Press.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Articles Featuring Christopher Sieving

Associate Professor Dr. Christopher Sieving has published a new book on the history of Bill Gunn's cult classic Ganja & HessPleading the Blood is now available from…

Events with Christopher Sieving
Balcony Theatre | Room 400
Room 400 (Balcony Theatre)
Room 400 | Fine Arts Building

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