Dr. Boulou Ebanda de B’béri is the Founding-Director of the Audiovisual Media Lab for the studies of Cultures and Societies (AMLAC&S) and Professor of Film, Communication, and Cultural Studies at the University of Ottawa, Department of Communication. He has been a Visiting Scholar and Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Northeastern University, Boston. He is the winner of various prizes and scholarships, including the 2005 Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) “Innovation Funds”, the 2003 Van Horne Prize to list a few. Professor de B’béri is the author, solo-editor and co-editor of numerous publications on African Cinema, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies, including Mapping Alternative Expressions of Blackness in Cinema (Bayreuth, Germany, 2006), Introduction to Media Studies: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Écritures dans les cinémas d’Afrique noire, CiNéMAS, Vol.11, No.1. He is working on another book entitled Beyond Discourse, the Experience of the Verb in Black African Cinema which is an epistemological introduction of black African oral tradition in cinema.
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