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Mrs. Roxana L. Walker-Canton

Assistant Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
o: Xavier Hall Rm 14B
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Roxana Walker-Canton is an Assistant Professor of Visual & Performing Arts in the New Media Program.  She received her B.A. in French and Spanish degree from Spelman College, a dual M.A./M.F.A. in Black Studies/Creative Writing from The Ohio State University and an M.F.A in  Film and Media Arts from Temple University.  She has taught film and video at Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia Southern University and Connecticut College before coming to Fairfield University.  She teaches courses in Documentary and Narrative Production, Scriptwriting, Directing, American Cinema, African American Cinema, and African American Women.  Her documentary and narrative creative works focus on the politics of space, place, and land as they relate to African American history and culture.  Among other awards, she has received Best Documentary Award from the Hollywood Black Film Festival for her documentary about Hurricane Katrina titled Belly of the Basin, Best Experimental Film from the University Film and Video Association for Point of No Return a reflection about the slave dungeons in Ghana.  Her documentary and living archive exploring the intersection of race, class, and gender in the experiences of African American women in the academy titled Living Thinkers:  An Autobiography of a Community of Women, will be completed in 2011.  She values her work with students and community media arts organizations to teach youth and other community members how to use media as a tool for social activism.